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Kokua for Kupuna Raises Over $175,000


Hale Makua Health Services’ annual fundraiser, Kokua for Kupuna, raised a record-breaking $175,963 to help provide healthcare services for the frail and elderly on Maui. On September 9, 2017 a sold out audience of 460 individuals came out to support the nonprofit organization, and enjoyed a delicious luau dinner beachfront and under the stars at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. Guests were treated to the Grammy Nominated, Singer-Songwriter and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award-Winner Henry Kapono.

Long-time supporter and friend Sue D. Cooley, who passed away earlier this year, was honored with the Ho’oilina Award for her legacy of giving to Hale Makua Health Services. Over her lifetime she made several insturmental gifts totaling over $4.6 million.

The O.L. Moore Foundation was also recognized for its avid support and contributing $171,000 over the past 25 years to help the organization serve Maui’s kupuna, and over $4.5 million to charities nationwide with an extensive focus on Maui charities. After having knee surgery, Ed Moore required skilled nursing care in his home and relied on Home Health by Hale Makua to help with his wound care needs. Appreciative of the care he received, Ed began giving to Hale Makua through the O.L. Moore Foundation.

Many thanks to our dedicated Board of Directors, volunteers, guest speakers, and honorees. A special thanks to Baldwin High School SCHWA Media Club for producing an amazing video about Hale Makua, which you can view here. We are tremendously grateful for our talented emcees Kanoa Leahey and Teresa Lopes, the businesses that made in-kind donations, and our generous and committed sponsors who made this year’s event possible:

Checkout more photos from the event here.

Tags: Kokua for Kupuna, Fundraiser, Community Giving