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5 Ways to Think Pink

BY Kathryn Drury Wagner | October 17, 2016 | Feature Features

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we look at the different facets of this disease: raising money for research, supporting and celebrating the survivors, and remembering those whose lives have been lost. Here are some ways to think pink in Hawai‘i in October.
Saks Fifth Avenue offers a limited-edition T-shirt designed by Christian Louboutin to raise funds for Queens Medical Center.

1. Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure Campaign
The venerable department store turned to designer Christian Louboutin to create a limited edition T-shirt for its annual fundraising initiative, Key to the Cure. Key to the Cure has raised nearly $40 million for cancer research and treatment organizations over the past 20 years. Saks HAWAII will partner with Queens Medical Center to support the initiative, with 100 percent of the proceeds from the limited edition T-shirt proceeds going to the hospital. Additionally, Saks Fifth Avenue’s annual charity shopping weekend kicks off Oct. 27, when there will be a variety of events to support Key to the Cure. 2330 Kalākaua Ave., International Market Place, Waikīkī, 600.2500

2. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
On Saturday, Oct. 22, starting at 6am with registration and 7am with events, Ke‘ehi Beach Park will become a celebration of survivorship and a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. There will be a 3-mile walk, as well as other fitness activities, such as zumba, hot hula and jazzercize, and food trucks, shave ice and a Pink Out tent. Keiki will have their own special area too. Sign up online with a team, or sponsor a friend! Ke‘ehi Lagoon Beach Park, 465 Lagoon Drive, Honolulu, O‘ahu

3. Tea at The Kahala Hotel & Resort
The Veranda will feature tea service with pink treats, including raspberry macarons, guava red velvet cupcakes, pink truffles, and savory tea sandwiches and libations including a glass of Lucien Albrecht Brut Rose NV in support of the worldwide cause ($50 per person). Also, The Kahala’s signature confection—macadamia nuts covered in premium Valrona chocolate—are also going pink. The specialty macadamia nuts will be available for sale at Plumeria Beach House, Hoku’s and The Veranda ($28 per half-pound box). A portion of the proceeds from The Kahala’s Pink Afternoon Tea service and pink chocolate-covered nut sales will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Both are available until Oct. 31. 5000 Kahala Ave., Honolulu, O‘ahu, 739.8760

4. David Yurman Bracelet
Jewelry company David Yurman has come out with a special sterling silver Châtelaine bracelet featuring a lustrous pink pearl to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The bracelet is $325 and 20 percent goes to the BCRF. Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Ala Moana/Kakaako, O‘ahu, 947.8702

5. Touchdowns for Tatas
The fourth annual Touchdowns for Tatas raises funds for the Pacific Cancer Foundation. The event centers around Monday Night football on Oct. 24 at the Beach House Bar and Grill in Wailuku, in the Sands of Kahana Resort on Maui. There will be a silent auction, raffle tickets, live music and a pink cocktail, in addition to the regular menu and the Houston vs. Denver game. The game starts at 2:30pm; happy hour kicks off at 2pm. Sands of Kahana, 4299 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina, Maui, 669.5000

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