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Kalani Pe‘a to headline benefit supporting Maui kupuna

August 15, 2019
Lahaina News

KAANAPALI - Two-time Grammy Award winner Kalani Pe'a will headline Hale Makua Health Services' annual fundraiser, Kokua for Kupuna.

Guests will be treated to an evening oceanfront and under the stars on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali on the Ocean Lawn.

Registration will open at 5 p.m. with the formal program beginning at 6 p.m.

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Kokua for Kupuna will feature an opening performance by Maui’s own Koa band and music by Kalani Pe‘a (above). PHOTO BY ANTONIO AGOSTO.

Proceeds from the fundraiser help frail elders and disabled individuals who cannot afford healthcare services.

Kokua for Kupuna will also include an opening performance by Maui's own Koa band, a Hawaiian buffet dinner, two hosted drinks and silent auction with over 100 items from local retailers and restaurants.

Tickets are $150 for adults, $40 for keiki 5-12 years old, and $1,500 for a reserved table of ten.

Tickets and tables can be purchased by calling (808) 871-9271 or online at

This year's event will honor the Sentry Tournament of Champions for its vital role and commitment in ensuring that Hale Makua is, and continues to be, a resource for generations of kupuna to come.

Kokua for Kupuna is made possible by the generous support of sponsors. Title Sponsors are Atlas Insurance Agency and VIP Foodservice/Island Grocery Depot. Major Sponsors are First Hawaiian Bank, HMSA, Maui Health System, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, and Vizient. Supporting Sponsors are ACM Consultants, Alexander & Baldwin, AlohaCare, American Savings Bank, Betsill Brothers, Carlsmith Ball, Dorvin D. Leis Co., Goodfellow Bros, Hawaii Gas, MDX Hawaii, Maui Oil Company, Munekiyo Hiraga, Sakamoto Properties, Southwest Airlines, and Willis Towers Watson.

Hale Makua Health Services is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1946 to provide a home for elders who had no one to care for them or means to pay for care. It is the only Eden Alternative registered home in the State of Hawaii and one of Maui's largest non-government employers. Over 450 employees serve two nursing homes; a home health care agency; a rehab center specializing in both in and out-patient physical, occupational and speech therapies; an adult day health center; and an adult residential care home. Visit the organization's website at



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