Charity Walk Raises $33K

By Barbara Haliniak, Molokai Coordinator

Mahalo walkers who participated in this year’s Maui Hotel and Lodging Association Molokai Charity Walk, raising a total $33,150. Molokai Cancer Fund raised the most funds at $6,043.20.  To all nonprofit organizations who solicited funds and walkers trekking from Hotel Molokai to Friendly Isle Auto Parts and Supplies and back, mahalo for the effort to register your organization and walkers.

Fun times and success of the walk were attributed to many volunteers, monetary contributions and door prizes donors.  Mahalo to Michael Drew, Hotel Molokai general manager, Christine Christensen with Maui Hotel and Lodging Association and Malia from the Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association, all assisted at various capacities.

Many thanks to volunteers: Dori Carlson, Jersula Manaba, George Sayaboc, Kini Tokailage, Walter Rawlins Jr, Kenny Adachi, Bridgett Blair, Christine McCutcheon.  Musicians: Raymond Hiro and from Oahu, George Davis. Coordinators of aid station sponsors: Damien Pires for Maui Electric Co, Bill Dudoit for Enterprise/Alamo, Dawn Bicoy for Monsanto and Dominic Arecchi for Young Bros. Mahalo to aid station volunteers and food vendor, K&A Catering.

Door prize donors: American Savings, Anahaki Farms, Bank of Hawaii, Beach Break, Friendly Market Center, Fish and Dive, Friendly Isle Auto Parts and Supplies, Hawaii Finest, Kaunakakai Auto Parts, Import Gifts, Kupu A`e, Kanemitsu Bakery, Kalele Bookstore, Lanakila Designs, Local Store, Malama Surf Shop, Molokai Drugs/Kamoi Snack-n-Go, Molokai Pizza, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Paddlers Inn, Pascua Store, RJ Snacks, Something for Everybody, Sundown Deli, Rawlins Chevron, Take’s Variety, Molokai Arts, Aaron Williamson CPA, Minimart, Denise’s Gifts and Baskets, Na`ike.  Other donations from Kualapu`u Market, Molokai Friendly Isle Realty and Big Daddy’s.

Thrilling this year was the awarding of four grand prizes.  First place was a wo-night stay at Maui Beach Hotel w/Dinner Buffett for two; second prize was a one night stay at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel; third was a two-night hotel stay at the SurfJack Hotel and Swim Club on Oahu with air accommodations on Ohana by Hawaiian Air; and fourth, a two-night stay at the Aston Waikiki Sunset with a $250 Mokulele gift card.

Save the date for next year’s Charity Walk on Saturday, May 5, 2018.



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