Hawaii’s hospitality industry raises money for non-profits

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