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Relay For Life of West Maui

Saturday, July 16-17, 2016

6 p.m.-6 a.m.

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19 teams and 64 participants have raised $9,982.37

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations

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New to Relay For Life?  Read this document for tips and ideas about what to expect and what to bring:

Team Member Guide

Do I need to bring a Silent Auction item?  Is the Bra Contest happening?  When do we pick our team campsites?  Are there upcoming fundraisers?

If you want to know the answers to these questions, or if you just weren't able to make a Team Meeting, check out this link!

Meeting Minutes


Bark For Life logo

Do you LOVE dogs and HATE cancer?

Help us organize the 1st Bark For Life of Maui!

Our 1st meeting is Wednesday, May 25th from 6-7pm at the J. Walter Cameron Center conference room (95 Mahalani St., Wailuku).

There will be puppies and pizza!
Like us on Facebook! 

Bark For Life is a non-competitive walk to raise money and awareness for the mission of the American Cancer Society and to honor the caregiving qualities of our furry best friends!


Healthy Eating and Active Living

Eating healthy and exercising – we all know it’s important, and it can impact your risk of getting cancer. About 20% of all cancer cases in the US are related to excess body weight, poor diet, and lack of physical activity. Find out what steps you can take to help reduce your cancer risk.  
Click here to watch the video!  Click here to download the fact sheet!

Our environments – where we live, work, learn, shop, and play – have a big influence on what we eat and how active we are. Many Americans – adults and kids alike – live in environments that make it harder to choose healthy foods and be physically active. Find out what factors influence healthy eating and active living.  
Click here to watch the video!  Click here to download the fact sheet!



ACS in the News

Increased physical activity associated with lower risk of 13 types of cancer!


Thursday, April 28th is Million Dollar Day

Help us raise $1.6 million for the more than 1.6 million people who will hear the words "You have cancer" in 2016

Million Dollar Day


Monday Motivation:

"The names of the patients whose lives we save can never be known...our contribution will be what did not happen to them, and though they are unknown, we will know that mothers and fathers are at graduations and weddings they would have missed, and that grandchildren will know grandparents they might never have known, and holidays will be taken, and work completed, and books read, and symphonies heard, and gardens tended that, without our work, would never have been."
-Donald M. Berwick, M.D. M.P.P. 

Purple Cancer Ribbon


Thank you to our amazing volunteers who donate hours and hours of their time to help finish the fight against cancer!

Click here to watch a thank you video from ACS



Make an impact in the fight against cancer by joining the
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)

Click on the logo above to watch a video!

ACS CAN is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority.

Many of the most important decisions about cancer are made outside of your doctor’s office. Instead, they are made by your state legislature, in Congress and in the White House. ACS CAN empowers regular people to be part of the growing national movement that is fighting back against cancer.

ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, is holding lawmakers accountable for their words and their actions. We demand that our leaders not only talk about fighting cancer but take real steps toward decreasing the number of people suffering and dying from cancer.

Interested in signing up?  Contact your ACS CAN Lead, Kerilee Erice, at


ACS in the News: CVS Launches campaign to create first tobacco-free generation

Through a 5-year $50 million campaign called "Be The First," CVS Health hopes to create America's first tobacco-free generation.  It is directed at youth and young adults who use tobacco or who are at risk of becoming regular tobacco users.  The American Cancer Society is helping through education programs, social media, advocacy, tobacco control, behavior programming, and marketing initiatives.

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CVS Health

CVS' goals are:
-cut the national youth smoking rate by 3%
-reduce the number of new youth smokers by 10%
-double the number of college campuses that ban tobacco usage



March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer in the US, but it can often be prevented or found at an earlier stage with regular screening.  We need your help in encouraging friends and family 50 and older - which is the age people at average risk should start screening for colon cancer - to get screened!  Who's your +1?

ACS and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable are asking health care systems, organizations, and corporations to sign a pledge and adopt policies to get 80% of adults age 50 and over regularly screened for colon cancer by 2018.  Click on the image below to watch a video and learn more about our 80% by 2018 initiative:



Purchase an "I Helped Build Hope Lodge" bracelet for $5
(bracelets will be available at all Team Meetings, the Relay event, and at the ACS office)

Hope Lodge Bracelet

Hope Lodge Hawaii is under construction and scheduled to open November 2016!

Hope Lodge will offer cancer patients a FREE place to stay when their best hope for effective cancer treatment may be in Honolulu.  This 20-room facility will offer a nurturing, home-like environment where guests can retreat to private rooms or connect with others in the shared kitchen, dining room, living rooms, and garden.

Relay For Life participants in 2016 have an opportunity to contribute to the construction campaign to help build Hope Lodge in Honolulu for our friends, family, and colleagues on the neighbor islands and Guam. 


February is National Cancer Prevention Month

The CDC estimates that 80% of Americans are not getting their daily recommended physical activity!  ACS recommends that individuals get 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every day.

What else can you do to decrease your risks for cancer, heart disease, and diabetes?
-stop smoking
-eat 8 servings of fruits and vegetables every day
-get screened for cancer early

Are you participating in the 10,000 steps a day challenge issued at the last Team Meeting?  Want to know more?  Contact your ACS Staff Partner, Chelsea, at or 808-244-5554. 


Interested in being a sponsor for Relay For Life?  Watch this video to learn some perks, then call the Maui ACS office at 808-244-5554 to sign up!

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Interested in being involved with the Relay planning committee but want more info?  Click here to see what positions we have open and how we could use your help!


Team Recruitment Challenge:

Team Recruitment Challenge


World Cancer Day

Thursday, February 4, 2016 is World Cancer Day, a global event to educate as many people as possible about the cancer burden, and what can be done to save lives from the disease.  For the 6th consecutive year, the top of the Empire State Building will be lit in blue and orange lights to raise awareness of the global fight against cancer.  This year, and through 2018, the theme of World Cancer Day is "We can. I can." to explore how everyone - together and individually can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.  

What can you do to help?  Write a supportive WCD message on your hand using the "We can. I can." theme, take a picture of your hand featuring the message, and share the picture on your social media accounts using the hashtags #WorldCancerDay and #WeCanICan.  Your picture could end up on the Wall of Support at!


ACS needs drivers for our Road To Recovery program in Hawaii!  Are you able to drive cancer patients to their treatments?  Watch this video for more information about our Road To Recovery program:

For more information or to volunteer, contact Christine Hinds, Program Manager for Mission Delivery, at or 808-432-9162

Road To Recovery


Need help personalizing your Relay Dashboard?  Watch this video for some tips and tricks!

Did you know that people who personalize their Dashboard raise 7 times more than those who don't?!

x7 More Likely


January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

In the 1940s, when the Pap Smear was first introduced, cervical cancer was the number one killer of women. The Pap test, now a standard cancer screening test for all women, has greatly reduced the death rate for cervical cancer patients worldwide.  Another way to prevent cervical cancer is to get vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes most cases of cervical cancer.

All women should begin cervical cancer screening at age 21. Women between the ages of 21 and 29 should have a Pap test every 3 years. They should not be tested for HPV unless it is needed after an abnormal Pap test result. Women between the ages of 30 and 65 should have both a Pap test and an HPV test every 5 years. This is the preferred approach, but it is also OK to have a Pap test alone every 3 years.

ACS-funded research helped lead to the development of the Pap test, and ACS help lead a crusade to educate the public about it.

Cervical Cancer


In The News: Cancer death rate continues steady drop; down 23% in 21 years

Steady reductions in smoking combined with advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in a 23% drop in the cancer death rate since its peak in 1991 to 2012, the most recent year for which data is available.  That translates to more than 1.7 million deaths averted during that time.

Click here for more:


ACS CAN One Degree

Congress has voted to give the National Institute of Health (NIH) its biggest budget increase for cancer research in more than a decade!  A huge thank you to Congress for helping save lives with this increase, and an even bigger thank you to YOU, our tireless volunteers!

You never stopped sharing your stories of your #OneDegree from cancer and asking your lawmakers for this funding boost.  Now, this money will make a big difference in the discovery of new cures and treatments.  Lives will be saved, and it's all because of your hard work!

Want to sign up for ACS CAN and make your voice heard?  The registration form is provided on our documents page!


Tuesday, December 1st is #GivingTuesday!

A day dedicated to giving back, fueled by generosity, social media, and collaboration.

Share on social media how you are giving back using the hashtag #GivingTuesday, and encourage your friends to donate to your Relay fundraising efforts!

Giving Tuesday


November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

November 19th is the Great American Smokeout - a great day to quit like a champion and quit smoking!

Need some help?  Visit or call 1-800-227-2345 for more information

Did you know:

-cigarette smoking is the single major cause of cancer deaths
-smoking is the most preventable cause of death
-ACS funded research found the link between smoking and lung cancer
-ACS is currently funding 97 researchers with $30 million for research to save more lives from lung cancer 

Great American Smokeout


We are still looking for dedicated Relayers to join our planning committee!  

 We are all busy. We have jobs, we have family commitments, and we have activities every day. Taking on something additional may seem daunting. But we have tried to make participating on the committee more accessible for you. We have broken down many of the chair positions in to smaller tasks and areas of responsibility. If you have a small chunk of time you can spare, we will find a spot for you! If you have a bit more time, we will find a spot for you! And, if you have a passion for and are willing to make an investment in joining us to take on a bigger piece of bringing the fight to cancer…we will gladly find a spot for you, too!  Contact Chelsea at or 244-5554 for more info

What's Stopping You?


Last week, ACS CAN volunteers from across the country decended on Capitol Hill for Lobby Day!  They took your One Degree campaigns and delivered them to your local congresspeople!  Watch the video below to see more!

Lights of Hope


How will you paint your world purple with Relay in 2016?  Click the image below to watch the video!

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. With the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 500 lives a day. Please join us and take action against a disease that has taken too much!

Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony

Remember or honor a loved one who has battled cancer with a luminaria tribute bag »

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Our Sponsors

Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. Hope Club Personal Donation Made Roz Baker - $205.00
  2. Hope Club Personal Donation Made Tanya Robertson - $135.00
  3. Hope Club Personal Donation Made Angela Berkey - $100.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Rising Star Team Lahaina Rotarians Walking for a Cure - $1,121.48
  2. Hyatt Regency Maui - $965.04
  3. LAHAINALUNA CLASS OF 74 - $660.00


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