A Gala Celebration For a Treasured Maui Non-Profit

March 6, 2011, 5:30 PM HST
* Updated March 7, 6:00 AM
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by Katie McMillan

The odds are in favor that either you or someone you know has benefited from Hale Makua Health Services. After all, they have been providing critical care for Maui’s disabled and frail elderly patients for over sixty years.

On Saturday, May 28 The Pineapple Grill at Kapalua will host their sixth anniversary gala to benefit Hale Makaua. To date, this annual event has raised over $105,000. The gala features award-winning Pacific Island cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Ryan Luckey and his culinary team. Edibles will include seafood, carving and sizzle stations, plus canapés and champagne. Guests will also enjoy premium wine stations, a martini ice luge bar, and new to this year’s gala, a silent auction.

Pineapple Grill's Sashimi Salad

Proceeds from this event go directly to fund Hale Makua’s Luana program, which means to live in comfort and ease in Hawaiian. The goal of Luana is to shift the culture from the medical model of care to one that is resident-directed, and to create a more home-like environments at Hale Makua.

This gala is being organized and spearheaded by Roy and Betty Sakamoto and Mitch Mitchell, all of Sakamoto Properties. Tickets are available for $150 each, with $100 being tax deductible. To purchase tickets, please call Sakamoto Properties at 808.669.0070 or Hale Makua Health Services at 808.871.9283. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.halemakua.org. A private, executive bus will be available to and from Central Maui, for those who do not wish to drive to Kapalua.

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