About Kokua For a Cause

You can make an impact on someone’s life and help give the gift of early detection to a woman in need.

Join Maui Health Foundation’s Kokua for a Cause in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

Maui Health Foundation provides financial assistance covering the cost of mammograms and biopsies to uninsured and underinsured women on Maui.  Our goal during the month of October is to raise $60,000 to cover as many mammograms and biopsies as we can.

All funds raised through Kokua for a Cause stay on Maui, to benefit the women of Maui with all procedures done at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

Fundraise YOUR Way with our DIY Fundraising!

  • Click Join or Start a Team or Register as an Individual

  • Create a team of your co-workers, family, and friends to join you and make it fun!

  • Host a walk, create a challenge, you name it! You can make an impact in a way that is most meaningful to you.

  • Link your Facebook and Instagram accounts to share videos or post photos of your team along the way and view others who have joined in our Gallery.  Share your page, post to your Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #kokua4acause, and recruit others to join your team.  You'll earn points for your activity that will put you in a drawing for Kokua for a Cause swag!

Let’s all #kokua4acause.  For our women on Maui!


Starts at:  October 1, 2021 11:00 AM
Ends at:  October 30, 2021 11:00 PM




Cassie Chavez
(808) 242-2632

The Statistics

Did you know...

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in Hawaii.

  • The incident rate for invasive breast cancer in Hawaii is higher than the U.S. average

  • ONE in every EIGHT women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. That is one in every eight of our mothers, daughters, sisters, or friends.

  • Studies show that early detection can help save lives by identifying cancers when they require less extensive treatment resulting in better outcomes.

  • Since 2005 Maui Health Foundation’s Kokua for a Cause program provides financial assistance to cover the cost of mammograms and biopsies for the uninsured and underinsured women on Maui. 

  • The need on Maui is increasing.  The number of requests for assistance has grown from 70 women in 2018, to 83 in 2019, to 119 in 2020. We have already funded 113 procedures so far in 2021.

  • All funds raised through Kokua for a Cause stay on Maui, to benefit the women of Maui and all procedures are done at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

  • Through our partnership with Maui Health, for every $200 we raise, we are able to cover one mammogram for a woman on Maui.

How Your Support Makes a Difference

“Days felt like years when trying to process the news of an abnormal mammogram, coupled with the stress of figuring out how to pay for a second follow-up. I am very grateful to the Foundation that they were able to help when I needed it the most. I felt so relieved.  If it wasn’t for the Foundation, I would have just not done the mammogram, because I couldn’t afford it.”

– grateful patient

Each year, Maui Health Foundation receives over 100 requests to fund mammograms, follow-up ultrasounds, and biopsies from uninsured and underinsured women on Maui.  These women are faced with the possibility of a life changing situation and do not have any other means to afford the screenings they need to detect breast cancer early on, which could potentially save them. 

One in eight women in the US will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.  That is 1 in 8 of our mothers, daughters, sisters, family, or friends.

Who do you Kokua for?

Mahalo to our Corporate Pink Ribbon Sponsors!