Save The Date: 2014 Visitor Industry Charity Walk
By Wendy Osher
The non-profit Maui Hotel & Lodging Association announced the selection of Angela Nolan as chair of the 2014 Maui County Visitor Industry Charity Walk, scheduled to take place May 3, 2014 on Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi and May 10, 2014 on Maui.
“I have been blessed to call Maui my home since 1997 and fell in love with the island, its people and the culture well before then. To lead the charge for such an incredible cause is truly a privilege,” said Nolan who is the general manager at the Westin Kā’anapali Ocean Resort Villas in an organization press release.
Last year there were an estimated 2,809 walkers who participated in the Visitor Industry Charity Walk in Maui County. The event raised a total of $835,557, according to event organizers who pride themselves on the fact that “all of the funds raised on Maui, stays in Maui County” to benefit the local community.
That’s 85% more that the $452,000 raised than Oʻahu, despite a larger population base.
For the first time, the 2014 event will feature a Mayor’s Challenge to build on the already existing friendly competition between islands.
“The Charity Walk is one of the largest single-day fundraising events in Hawaiʻi,” with more than $7.5 million raised in Maui County since 1980 when the MHLA began hosting the event.
Details on registration and participation for the upcoming event will be announced at a later date. Updates can be found at the Maui Hotel & Lodging Facebook Page or at the Maui Hotel & Lodging Twitter Feeds.