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.


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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