WAILUKU - With Visitor Industry Charity Walks on Molokai and Lanai raising nearly a combined $21,000 last Saturday, the Maui Visitor Industry Charity Walk is set to go Saturday morning.
The Maui walk will take place at 7 a.m. at the War Memorial Soccer Field. Last year, with more than 2,100 walkers, the Maui walk raised more than $492,000 that benefited more than 75 Maui County charities, according to a news release from the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association, the host of Maui County walks.
Last Saturday, the Molokai Visitor Industry Charity Walk raised $10,176, with the Molokai Farmers Alliance leading the way with more than $5,000 collected. The walk began at One Alii Park and ended at Hotel Molokai, where participants were treated to a festive program with entertainment, door prizes and bento box lunches provided by Hotel Molokai.
Tom Roelens, general manager of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai, leads the first Visitor Industry Charity Walk on Lanai since 2007 on Saturday. The walk raised more than $10,000 for nonprofit organizations on the island.
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Barbara Haliniak served as the Molokai Charity Walk chairwoman.
On Lanai, the walk attracted 107 participants who raised $10,194. It was the first Visitor Industry Charity Walk on Lanai since 2007.
The walk began at The Lodge at Koele and ended at the Lanai Senior Center, where walkers enjoyed a Four-Seasons-prepared cuisine from around the world, entertainment and door prizes. The top business fundraiser was the Four Seasons Resort, which garnered more than $5,000.
Alice Bouman, Chad Campbell, Maggie Masi-Campo and Phyllis McOmber organized the walk. Funds raised on Molokai and Lanai will support programs on those islands.
"The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is proud to host events on Maui, Molokai and Lanai," said Carol Reimann, executive director for the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association. "The Charity Walk represents the visitor industry's commitment to giving back, and we are pleased to support our local community."
For more information, contact the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association by phone at 244-8625 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.