Catalyst for Hope, A Benefit for UVSC

August 17, 2024

Hoʻokupu Center at Kewalo Basin Park
1125 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite F
Honolulu, HI 96813

Table Sales Only; Individual Tickets $350 (For Sale After Table Sales Close); All Guests Must Be 21 Years Old with Valid ID


Join us to raise life-saving funds for individuals & families battling cancer in Hawai’i and to support cutting-edge research for a cure.

UVSC’s new annual fundraising event, “Catalyst for Hope,” will debut on Saturday, August 17, 2024 at Hoʻokupu Center at Kewalo Basin Park in Honolulu. This elegant and inspiring event will bring together roughly 200 of Hawaiʻi’s leading business professionals and philanthropists committed to providing hope to those battling cancer.

“Catalyst for Hope” will feature an evening of:

  • Gourmet cuisine by local celebrity chefs, including: Sheldon Simeon, Dave Caldiero, Reggie Ballesteros, and Terry Lynch.
  • Live entertainment by renowned musician, Tavana
  • Updates on cutting-edge brain cancer research presented by neurosurgeon, Dr. Linda Liau, from the UCLA Brain Research Institute
  • Beverages compliments of Maui Brewing Co., Ocean Vodka, and other sponsors (*All Guests Must Be 21 Years Old with Valid ID)
  • Free entry and reserved seating at an exclusive After-Party at The Lei Stand (1115 Bethel St, Honolulu, HI 96813)
  • Attire: Semi-formal Aloha Wear —  Come dressed to impress in your best vintage, modern, or luxury-inspired island styles!

PLUS, all “Catalyst for Hope” guests will also enjoy a special 20% off discounted rate with our lodging partner, Kaimana Beach Hotel, including a complimentary shuttle to and from the hotel to the main event provided by UVSC.

Together, we can continue to change and save lives, and most importantly, ensure that no one fights cancer alone. We look forward to seeing you August 17th!


Payment for Sponsorships/Tables can be mailed to: UVSC, P.O. Box 81615, Haiku, HI 96708. For questions or to request a customized package, please contact Kandice Johns, Executive Director.

Be a Catalyst for Hope

All funds raised from the event will directly support UVSC’s Financial Assistance Program for cancer fighters in Hawai’i, and a portion will be donated to the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, a leader in providing break-through treatments to cancer fighters from Hawai’i and around the world.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support!

Founders’ Circle