The 28th annual Day of Hope set at Four Seasons Resort Maui on Saturday

The run/walk is followed by a continental breakfast on the Ocean Front Lawn.

The run/walk is followed by a continental breakfast on the Ocean Front Lawn.

The 28th annual Day of Hope Run will be held in Wailea on Saturday at Four Seasons Resort Maui.

The day’s events begin at 6:30 a.m. with a 10K run and 5K run/walk along Wailea Alanui Drive and finish on the resort’s Ocean Front Lawn. Members of the public are invited to attend and either participate in the events or cheer on the runners and walkers.

Proceeds will go to Pacific Cancer Foundation, Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children and the American Cancer Society.

The run/walk is followed by a continental breakfast on the Ocean Front Lawn, where television personality and master of ceremonies Howard “Dash” Dashefsky will preside over the morning’s events.

Wigs for Kids will be on hand to lop off ponytails of 12 inches or longer to be made into real-hair wigs for children going through cancer treatment, and those who donate their hair will be treated to a haircut at The Salon at Four Seasons Resort Maui. Children ages 3 to 12 can participate in the Keiki Dash on Wailea Beach.

The day concludes with a traditional Hawaiian canoe ceremony to commemorate loved ones lost to cancer.

The Day of Hope is the culmination of year-around efforts of the resort’s employee volunteers. Last year, the resort donated over $55,000.

“We are proud to host this community event as part of our collective fight against cancer. It is especially important to us that the funds raised are allocated to assist patients here in Hawaii, as so many of us have been touched by the devastating effects of this disease,” said General Manager and Regional Vice President Jean Claude Wietzel.

Registration is $60. To register, visit www.dayofhopemaui.com.

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