The J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku has announced that $240,000 in renovations have been completed on the facilities of the American Cancer Society. Priorities included energy-efficient air conditioning and lighting, new plumbing and carpeting, and new windows. Funds for the renovation came from the Maui County Department of Human Concerns. The Cameron Center is a home base for many of Maui's nonprofit groups, including the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Easter Seals Hawai'i, Maui Community Mental Health and many more. Their meeting facilities provide space to over 200 community organizations and businesses throughout the year.
The National Cancer Institute estimates that 608 people on average will be diagnosed with cancer every year in Maui County. The J. Walter Cameron Center "has been transformed into a beautiful professional office where cancer patients, their families and our volunteers feel welcome," said Anna Mayeda with the American Cancer Society in a press release.