Kahului, Maui, HI – September 1, 2016 – Queen Ka’ahumanu Center and Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation announces the inaugural Kokua 4 Kokonuts, a fundraising walk to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 8:00am – 10:00am.

Kokua 4 Kokonuts is a fun walk through Queen Ka’ahumanu Center that is appropriate for all ages and skill levels.  A minimum $35 registration fee ($10 for keiki 12 and under) is all that is needed for walkers to receive an official event t-shirt, and to be entered to win fabulous prizes.  Businesses and organizations are encouraged to create teams, collect pledges and walk together.  Strollers and walking aids are welcome.  Energizing entertainment, keiki activities, a visit from Hello Kitty and much more is scheduled.  Sponsorship opportunities are available from $350 which include various recognition packages.

“Join us in saving lives and make a real impact in the fight against breast cancer in our community.  All funds raised stay right here in Maui County for those in need – our mothers, sisters, aunties, daughters and friends”, says Toni Rojas, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Marketing Director.  “Approximately 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.  Since 2005, the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation has helped nearly 700 Maui County women in need to receive mammograms and ultrasounds at a cost of over $232,000”, says Rojas.

Registration forms available at mauihospitalfoundation.org, queenkaahumanucenter.com or at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Guest Services desk.

Community non-profit organizations that offer cancer related services are welcome to participate by providing an educational booth.  Contact Marina Satoafaiga, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Event Coordinator at msatoafaiga@qkcmanagment.com or 856-8109 for booth guidelines and information.

Kokua 4 Kokonuts is sponsored in part by Roselani Ice Cream and Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.  Additional information on sponsorship, advertising and volunteer opportunities are available by contacting Lisa Varde, Executive Director, Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation at lvarde@hhsc.org or 242-2630 by September 16, 2016.