Our friend and artist, Hilton Alves, was the first one who informed us about what is going on with the legendary surfer. Buttons Kaluhiokalani aka Montgomery “Buttons” Kaluhiokalani is suffering from lung cancer, and according to an article in Hawaii News Now it has reached stage 4 – meaning that it has spread to various parts of his body. A fundraiser is being held on the 21st of september, and we wish to inform you how you can get involved.
In contrast to Norway, medical expenses are commonly paid by the patient themselves unless they have the right medical insurance. Battling lung cancer does not come cheap, and as a result Buttons and his family could do with some extra support in these hardest of times.
“In the 1970s Buttons Kaluhiokalani stamped his signature on surfing. With 360-degree turns, a big afro, and a creative and innovative style he took the sport in a new direction.” (Hawaii News Now)
There are various auctions being held to support Button, and one of them is a painting by Hilton Alves being auctioned away – where 100% of the sum will be donated to Buttons.
– Hilton’s painting will be available for bids until Sunday 15th of September. (Click picture or link to learn more)
– Supporters are holding a benefit fundraiser to help Buttons pay his medical bills.
It will be on September 21 at The Fix at 80 S. Pauahi Street. Tickets are available at Surf n Sea, at the door, and at buttonskaluhiokalani.eventbrite.com.
Please help support this legend.