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Over $8,000 Raised for Breast Cancer Prevention on Maui

December 1, 2020

Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii – Maui County Federal Credit Union (FCU) raised over $8,000 in support of Maui Health Foundation’s Kokua for a Cause campaign, supporting breast cancer prevention for individuals on Maui by providing life-saving mammograms and biopsies for individuals who are uninsured or under insured. Mammograms are the international gold-standard in breast cancer prevention and help to find cancer when it is small, allowing more treatment options and a better chance of recovery. While biopsies are necessary to determine the presence of breast cancer.

One in eight women in the United States develops breast cancer and it is the most common cancer affecting the women of Maui County. In 2019 alone there were an estimated 1,280 new cases and 160 women who died of breast cancer throughout the State of Hawaii.

Maui Health Foundation Chief Development Officer, Melinda Sweany shares, “We want to thank Maui County Federal Credit Union, and especially its employees and members, for their support of Kokua for a Cause. Because of their efforts and incredible commitment to assisting and protecting women on Maui, we will be able to provide 260 screenings or other vital, life-saving procedures to those who are most vulnerable. We know it is a challenging time for our island community and we are beyond grateful for the MCFCU ‘ohana and all they have contributed to breast cancer awareness and prevention on Maui.”

“We are proud to be able to support Maui Health Foundation’s efforts to help women in need receive necessary preventative breast cancer care.” says Maui County Federal Credit Union President/CEO, Gary Fukuroku. “It has been heartwarming to witness the tremendous outpouring of support from our members and employees even during these difficult times. It is testament to the commitment of our Maui community to help each other in whatever ways we are able.”

About Maui County Federal Credit Union
Maui County Federal Credit Union was originally established in 1937 to serve the needs of Maui’s County, State, and Federal government employees, and their families. It is the largest credit union on Maui with 55 employees serving nearly 20,000 members throughout the County of Maui. Maui County FCU revised its field of membership to a community charter. Now, anyone that lives, works, or worships within the County of Maui is eligible for membership. Maui County FCU continues to offer its members a wide variety of financial services and products with branches in Kahului, Lahaina, and Wailuku. For more information, visit mauicountyfcu.org, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

About Maui Health Foundation
Maui Health Foundation is dedicated to the philanthropic support of the Maui Health hospitals. Our Foundation works hand in hand with Maui Health to be a lifeline for our patients by supporting patient care, advancing programs and technology, and creating healing environments for all who walk through our doors. Your donations support the health of our islands’ communities as well as Maui Health employees and can include gifts of cash, property or securities, corporate grants, bequests, and employer matching contributions. For more information visit mauihealth.org/foundation.