Muscular Dystrophy Association’s largest fundraiser of the year

MDA Spring Soiree is the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) largest fundraiser of the year. This event will include a live and silent auction, over 15 of Hawai‘i’s top restaurants and beverage vendors, and live music by Streetlight Cadence. This will help raise funds to support those affected by muscular dystrophy.


Adrianna O’Donnell, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Hawaii Executive Director, told Diane Ako that this organization helps over 500 local families affected by neuromuscular diseases, including ALS. It provides medical care and social services to patients registered with MDA at clinics on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island.


Chef Colin Hazama, Senior Executive Sous Chef at Sheraton Waikiki, is one of the chefs preparing special dishes for the event. He showed us on Wake Up 2day the Fish Out of Water dish he’ll offer at the soiree: “It is an Ulu Crusted AhiPachi – which is actually two fish in one, served with Kona Abalone, three Caviar Escabeche, Hearts of Palm, and Lemon Basil Coulis.”


Hazama says, “I support this cause to help the youth and people of Hawaii find more research and help in ways to find cures and raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  I’m always looking to help fundraisers.”


It will be on Saturday, April 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Ocean Lawn of The Royal Hawaiian. Tickets are $125 each. Call MDA Hawaii at (808) 593-4454 or go to for more.

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