Mayor Kenoi, Mufi Hanneman and Hawaii Hotel Association to Distribute Charity Walk Funds

The Honorable Billy Kenoi, Mayor of Hawai`i County along with Mufi Hannemann, President & CEO of the Hawai`i Hotel and Lodging Association will be distributing the 2011 Charity Walk checks at a reception to be held Saturday, September 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the Koa Room at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.  Approximately 60 Island of Hawai`i non-profit organizations will receive the more than $154,000 which was raised at the 33rd annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk held at the Mauna Lani Resort on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

ABOUT THE CHARITY WALK

The CHARITY WALK is a statewide event that occurs simultaneously on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island and Kauai on the 3rd Saturday in May. In 2011, more than 10, 900, walkers raised $1,155,100 and helped over 220 of our local charities. In 1974, the Hawai’i Hotel Association sponsored a charitable “Superwalk” to benefit one major charitable organization. In 1978, the Hawai’i Hotel Association members voted to extend the reach of support offered by the Walk’s fund-raising capability. The Visitor Industry CHARITY WALK is the result of this decision. Over the years, the HHLA’s annual walk has grown to become one of the largest single-day fundraising events by a non-profit organization in the State of Hawaii . Since its inception in 1978, over $23 million has been raised, helping hundreds of local charities throughout the State.

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