BENEFITING: HAWAII HOTEL INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: May 19, 2012
34th Annual Visitor Industry CHARITY WALK for 2012 held on May 19 sponsored by the Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association.
For those of you who are not familiar with the walk , the CHARITY WALK is a statewide event that occurs simultaneously on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island and Kauai traditionally the 3rd Saturday in May. Walkers are treated to food, drink and first aid at checkpoints along the walk route. There are 16 checkpoint stops that are operated and supplied with refreshments and helpers by Hawaii hotels and allied organizations. As we pass each check point stop our tickets are checked off, upon completion of the walk our Completed check ticket entitles you to a FREE plate lunch.
Fast Facts on the Statewide CHARITY WALK
Statewide Chair: JERRY GIBSON, Area Vice President & Managing Director of Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & Chairman Elect, Hawai`i Lodging & Tourism Association
To Benefit: Hawaii’s Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) Organizations Statewide (Monies raised on the island stay on that island)
Theme: PUT YOUR BEST SLIPPAH FORWARD
Largest amount raised in 2008 was $1,125,869
Largest Amount Raised: $1,155,100 in 2011
Total Amount Raised: Over $23 million raised since the walk began in 1978
Misc Facts: Only walk in the State where you can actually gain weight. Local non-profit charities to benefit from funds raised. Monies raised on the island, stay on that island