MHLA virtual charity walk to start in August

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s 2021 Visitor Industry Charity Walk event will be held completely online and run from Aug. 30 to Sept. 12.

Instead of an in-person event, this year’s fundraising walk will be launched on a digital platform that participants and donors can download on their mobile device. Walkers will have a two-week “walk window” to track their steps and will be able to see their progress on a virtual map. They can also take part in fun challenges and be eligible to win prizes, including a grand prize trip to Anaheim, Calif.

The annual charity walk is one of the largest fundraising events in Hawaii. In 2019, more than $2.6 million was raised through walks held statewide. Since the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association started hosting the event in 1980, Maui County has raised a cumulative total of $14.2 million benefitting hundreds of nonprofit organizations countywide.

For more information, to register or to make a donation, visit www.charitywalkhawaii.org/maui or text MAUI to 71777.


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