Mana'olana, Pink Paddlers, Maui's only nonprofit outrigger paddling organization focused on helping cancer survivors and caregivers regain life and strength after cancer, installed new board officers for the 2013-14 term of office.
In making the announcement, newly elected board President Mary Dungans said, "With the strong support of our members, Maui Canoe Club and a dedicated board of directors, Mana'olana, known locally as the Pink Paddlers, continues our mission to cultivate hope, health, fitness, and fun for cancer survivors, caregivers and supporters, utilizing traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoes to encourage physical exercise, build confidence and friendship. We prove, by example, that exercise can make a difference and demonstrate that persons living with this disease can lead full and active lives."
Mana'olana was started in 2006 by members of Maui Canoe Club and the Abreast-in-a-Boat program in Canada. Since that time, canoes are open to all cancer survivors and caregivers. Mana'olana has acquired two beautiful pink canoes through generous donations and is working toward a double-hulled canoe to support its membership of over 40 and growing.
Mana‘olana, Pink Paddlers installed new board officers for the 2013-14 term of office.
The officers installed last month were President Mary Dungans, Vice-President Jeannie Kaiser, Treasurer Jean Tyson, Secretary Diane Conklin, Diantha Mackwell, Florida Town and Carol McCauley. Five board members are cancer survivors.
For further information on Mana'olana Pink Paddlers, visit www.manaolanapinkpaddlers.org.