Hyundai Hope On Wheels Attracts 250 Runners on Maui
By Wendy Osher
Nearly 250 runners on Maui participated in a weekend charity run to benefit keiki battling cancer in Hawai’i.
The Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K Run/Walk raised an estimated $83,625 for a joint partnership project between the Maui Memorial Medical Center, the Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children and the Hawaii Cord Blood Bank.
The event was held on Saturday, January 5, at the Whalers Village in Ka’anapali, in coordination with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions golf tournament taking place in Kapalua.
Through the 5K series, officials at Hyundai say they hope to benefit keiki battling cancer on Oahu, Maui and across the state.
Officials say the funds raised will help to provide island keiki with greater access to critical pediatric cancer resources.
The net proceeds raised at the 5K will combine with a $75,000 scholar grant from Hope On Wheels to the Kapi‘olani Medical Center. The grant marks the organization’s first grant donation of 2013.