KAPOLEI, O’ahu, Hawai’i (September 24, 2017) – A giant sand sculpture, a sunset movie feature on the beach and activities promoting sun safety made for a memorable day at the fourth annual Ko Olina Children’s Festival. The benefit event for Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children was held Saturday, Sept. 23, drawing more than 2,000 people for a day of family-friendly movies from Disney•PIXAR and special live performances by talented keiki, including Miss Hawai’i Outstanding Teen Maia Mayeshiro.
Ticket sales and contributions from the Ko Olina Resort Association resulted in a $55,000 donation to Kapi’olani, which was presented at the event. Funds from this annual event support Kapi’olani’s efforts to provide health care services and specialized programs for women and children regardless of their ability to pay. Over the past four years, a total of $210,000 has been raised by the Ko Olina Children’s Festival for Kapi’olani to help care for the children of Hawai’i.