Make a difference 

 In 2015, there were more than 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment. Approximately 40,290 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2015 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989. Women under 50 have experienced larger decreases. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness. Donations to The Making strides against breast cancer walks have had a direct impact on these decreases.

I have created The 1st Annual Maui Spirit of Survival walk Against Breast Cancer  for all those on Maui whose lives, loved one's or friends have been touched by this horrible disease to have a chance to join in the fight and find a cure


Hope     Faith      Courage        Strength

  My life has forever been altered due to this disease. I have had three sisters whom I love dearly suffer with Breast Cancer. I have witnessed the devastating affect that it takes on those you love physically, mentally and emotionally. I have witnessed how this awful disease ravages the body and spirit. I have also witnessed hope and recovery. I have witnessed the strength and virtue it takes to fight the disease and live life as best you can with dignity and grace. For too many it takes their lives. My sister Susan Burns fought a courageous battle and was taken by the disease in 2000. My sister Eileen Burns fought a courageous battle and was taken by this disease in 2012.There is also hope, My sister Maureen Covell has fought a courageous battle, she was diagnosed in 2010; she has been a survivor for 5 years.I have faith that we can find a cure. The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer funds Cancer Research and patient services in Hawaii. There was no Breast Cancer  Walk on Maui, as a resident I saw the need to create one in our community in Honor of my sisters.




  All proceeds from the Maui Spirit of Survival walk Against Breast Cancer will go directly to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, funding breast cancer research and patient services programs in Hawaii.


                                    The Goal

  I have a vision of a world without Breast Cancer. Where it will have been a disease of the past that we can proudly say survivors, brothers, sisters, parents, children, relatives, loved ones and friends joined together side by side as one force raising funds that put an end to this devastating disease.

 The Annual Maui Spirit of Survival walk Against Breast is an opportunity for all of us, family, friends and business owners of Maui to join in the fight against breast cancer.  The Maui Spirit of Survival walk is an Event that we can show our Aloha spirit to those who are surviving and honor those who have gone. This walk is a way to give to those who need services in our community, raise awareness and fund research for the cure so that no one in the future  will have to experience this disease. Together we can finish the fight!

Mahalo Nui Loa for your support,


Brian J. Burns