Posted on October 12 2016
The 3rd edition of Maui Paddle For A Cure was a roaring success! Presented by Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, The Butterfly Effect and Maui Jim, this non-competitive event was held on October 1, 2016 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
SUP paddlers, kayakers and canoe paddlers turned out in great numbers along the gorgeous shoreline of Ka'anapali Beach in West Maui to support this great cause.
All the proceedings of this event went to Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Hawaiian affiliate. Susan G. Komen Foundation helps local hospitals and organizations provide breast cancer screening and treatment for medically underserved women by raising funds.
A Fun Competitive Event for Amateurs and Pro Paddlers Alike!
Both elite and amateur paddlers started arriving at the beach at 7 a.m. They had to choose between 3 different courses – 0.5 miles, 2 miles and 4 miles – on the basis of their skill levels. After check-in and late registrations at Hanakao’s Park, there was a brief yoga session for participants followed by blessing and safety meetings. The paddling event started at 8.30 a.m.
It was a perfect day, replete with sunny conditions and breathtaking skylines. Cheers rang out on the beach as paddlers, dressed in bright pink jerseys made their way on the tidal waters. It was wonderful to see people coming together with the sole objective of creating awareness for breast cancer, and sending a message of hope and solidarity to those fighting it.
The event concluded with a party at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa where attendees enjoyed food, drinks, a silent auction, a vendor expo, live music and an exclusive performance by Anuhea!
Victory KoreDry supported this great cause by sponsoring jerseys for the event.