KAHULUI - Three years after her 8-year-old son's death, part-time Maui resident Susan Moulton continues to honor him with an annual memorial party and a charity fundraiser.
The memorial for Will Smith of San Antonio starts around 5:30 p.m. today at the Ukumehame Wayside Park. Will suffered fatal internal injuries in a traffic collision near the park on June 3, 2007. He died at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Will had been a front-seat passenger in a rental car driven toward Wailuku by Moulton when they were struck by a Lahaina-bound 2003 Mazda sedan that crossed the centerline and was driven by Brittney Mooney.
Mooney, 26, has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the crash. She is awaiting an Aug. 9 trial in 2nd Circuit Court.
Moulton has issued a public invitation for people to attend today's gathering for "great food, good prayers and fellowship." It is a potluck memorial.
Moulton has also set June 19 as the date for "Will's Run for Hope," presented by the Will Smith Charitable Foundation and the Valley Isle Road Runners.
The event features a 5K run and 2K walk, and a fun run for keiki with a course in the area of Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului. Participant check-in is set for 7 a.m., with the races to follow about an hour later. Prizes will be awarded.
Proceeds from the run will benefit the Will Smith foundation, which has made donations to various Maui nonprofits.
For more information, call Moulton at (210) 559-4044, or visit www.thewillsmithfoundation.org.