Visitor Industry Charity Walk

Generous individuals and businesses on the Garden Isle donated some $200,000 at the 35th annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk. Held by the Hawai’i Lodging and Tourism Association, more than 2,000 people participated in this year’s May 11 event, “Put Your Best Slippah Forward, A Tradition of Kokua.” The day included a blessing by Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreira, Zumba warm-up exercises by the ladies of Ho’ola Fitness Center, and finally, the 2.9-mile trek through Lihu’e, followed by breakfast prepared by chefs from resorts around the island.

Photos by Coco Zickos