Children benefit on Read Across America Day

The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Maui Memorial Medical Center and Kula Hospital all joined in the Read Across American celebration March 3 as part of a national effort to advance student achievement and invest in public education.

Families vacationing at the resort were treated to activities coordinated by the staff and management. Keiki of all ages were invited to select a Dr. Seuss book of their choice to take home with them. Families were also indulged with complimentary snack treats, a Dr. Seuss activity booklet, trivia challenges and more.

Maui Memorial Medical Center and Kula Hospital medical professionals, including physicians, nurses and management, went out to schools armed with Dr. Seuss books, which they read to students in 40 classrooms.

Each participating student received a reading certificate. By the end of the day, MMMC had handed out 881 reading certificates and 40 Dr. Seuss books – one for each class.