Visitor Industry Charity Walk tomorrow

It’s the Saturday morning stroll that does good all year long.

Visitors and locals gather for food, fun, and even a little exercise at the 28th annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk tomorrow.

The 2.9-mile walk begins and ends on the Historic County Building lawn along Rice Street. Food, drinks and entertainment are offered at each of the six checkpoints along the route, and chefs from the island’s hotels will be on-hand to serve a full breakfast to participants at the end of the walk.

The walk begins promptly at 7 a.m. Registration for individuals on the day of the walk is at 6:30 a.m. Walkers are asked to have a minimum donation of $35 in order to receive a commemorative Charity Walk T-shirt. All donations are tax deductible.

In 1974, the Hawai‘i Hotel & Lodging Association sponsored a “Superwalk” to benefit one major charitable organization. Over the years, the Charity Walk has grown to become one of the largest single day fund-raising events in the state. Today, the walk supports dozens of Kaua‘i charities including the American Red Cross, American Lung Association and Kaua‘i Children’s Discovery Museum.

All money raised on Kaua‘i, stays on Kaua‘i.

The statewide walk takes place simultaneously on O‘ahu, Maui, the Big Island, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i and Kaua‘i. Last year, more than 2,000 walkers participated in the Kaua‘i event, with another 8,000 walking on the neighbor islands.

For more information, contact Jolene Ogle (246-5149) or visit www.charitywalkhawaii.org.

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