Hawaii’s hospitality industry raises money for non-profits

Participants in Saturday's visitor industry charity walk at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Workers from Hawaii’s hospitality industry, as well as residents and visitors, raised a record $1.745 million in total for local charities at the 36th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk.

Saturday’s six-mile walk on Oahu began at the McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park at 7 a.m., wended its way through Waikiki, along the Ala Wai Canal, down the Lewers St. Beachwalk and finished back at the beach park.

Last year, more than 14,700 walkers helped raise $1.7 million for charities, and since its inception in 1978, the Charity Walk has raised over $27 million up to today’s walk.

A total of 14,281 walkers participated in Saturday’s walk on Oahu and Kauai, with Lanai and Molokai, and Maui and Hawaii island, holding their walks over the last two respective Saturdays.


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