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Bay Clinic, Inc.
Director of Development, Public Relations and Marketing
224 Haili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 961-4080
May 27, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kau Volunteers Share Final Appeal for Community Support
Pahala, HI – The volunteer planning committee of the Ka’u Family Fun Fest is asking for community support to help meet their fundraising goal of $50,000 by June 11, 2011.
Led by Race Director Raylene Moses, volunteers from O Ka’u Kakou and Bay Clinic have been working tirelessly to raise funds for a new community health center in Ka’u. $2.6 million dollars have already been raised toward Bay Clinic’s Ka’u Family Health Center construction fund. An additional $500,000 is needed to complete the project expected to begin in late 2011.
“We have received a generous donation of $15,000 from an anonymous donor,” stated event volunteer and Bay Clinic Board Treasurer Dixie Kaetsu. “This is a challenge donation, meaning we will not receive all $15,000 unless we are able to raise a matching amount by race day, June 11th.” Ms. Kaetsu added that all sponsorships, registration fees, cash donations and in-kind contributions toward the race, silent or live auction will qualify for the matching challenge.
Online registration and event details are available at race360.com/15811. Donations can be made while registering or through Bay Clinic’s secure PayPal donation portal at http://bayclinic.org/donate_full.asp. Donations may also be mailed to: O Kau Kakou, PO Box 365, Pahala, HI 96777.
The first annual Ka’u Family Fun Fest, touted as “The Southernmost Goodwill Games in the USA”, hopes to draw crowds of thousands to fill the fundraising gap. This family-centered festival on June 11th will offer countless activities, games, auctions, races and tournaments with 100% of the proceeds going toward the new health center.
Event information and updates can be found at okaukakou.com, bayclinic.org, on Facebook (Kau Family Fun Fest) and Twitter (@KauFamFunFest). Contact Race Director Raylene Moses at (808) 265-8251 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bay Clinic’s Ka’u staff currently operates out of a more than 70 year-old plantation home poorly equipped for medical purposes. The new plantation-style building will include facilities for medical, dental, behavioral health and social support services. The staff currently serve 5,000 patient visits per year. The new facility should double the staff and available visits, vastly increasing the much-needed health care access for the uninsured and medically underserved families in the southernmost region of the Big Island.
Founded in 1983 as a grass roots health center, Bay Clinic is now one of the largest nonprofit health care providers on the Big Island with seven service sites providing primary care, mental health counseling, family planning, pediatric and prenatal care, dental services and community outreach for the districts of Puna, Hilo, and Ka’u.