Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Launches 31st Annual Virtual Day of Hope Run/Walk
Resort invites participants from around the globe to support cancer patients in Hawaii
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea announces the 31st Annual Day of Hope Run/Walk, with proceeds benefitting Pacific Cancer Foundation, Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, and American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge. Following a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Resort has reimagined the fundraiser, with safety top of mind. This year, a virtual 5K and 10K run/walk and streamed ceremonies will allow participants worldwide to be a part of the Resort’s tradition.
“We’re excited to invite people from all corners of the globe to take part in the Resort’s Day of Hope this year,” says Four Seasons Resort General Manager Ben Shank. “The virtual format gives our extended Four Seasons Maui ‘ohana (family) - regardless of where they are physically - an opportunity to join our community as we raise funds for those affected by cancer in Hawaii.”
Runners and walkers who wish to participate in the virtual 5K and 10K run/walk, can register starting today by visiting the Day of Hope website. Participants can sign up for either distance and will have until 11:59 pm HST on Saturday, December 4, 2021, to complete the race and record their times on the site.
On Sunday, December 5, 2021, at 9:00 am HST, tune into the Four Seasons Resort Maui Facebook page or @fsmaui on Instagram, as the Resort will live broadcast closing ceremonies, including an oli (Hawaiian chant) by Hawaiian Cultural Ambassador Wendy Tuivaioge and an outrigger canoe paddle to scatter orchids in honour of those affected by cancer. Additionally, during the ceremonies, participation prizes will be awarded.
Participation prizes will be drawn randomly and include:
- (1) 3-night stay at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea including breakfast for two daily, parking, and premium internet
- (2) USD 250 Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Gift Card
The registration for the 5K or 10K run/walk is USD 50 or USD 30 for kama’aina. Dedication orchids for the canoe ceremony can be purchased for USD 5 each. Those who wish to donate directly to support Day of Hope can also do so on the registration website.
Participants are encouraged to tag the Resort’s social media accounts at Four Seasons Resort Maui on Facebook and @fsmaui on Instagram, using the hashtag #fsdayofhope, for a chance to be highlighted on the Resort’s pages.
For inquiries about Day of Hope at Four Seasons Resort Maui, contact chairperson Amanda Uriostegui at Amanda.Uriostegui@fourseasons.com or call the Resort at +1 808 874 8000.
About Pacific Cancer Foundation
The Pacific Cancer Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation founded in 2005 by a group of concerned health care professionals and cancer survivors. The Foundation provides FREE support services to Maui’s cancer community by providing Access, Knowledge and Support to all those affected by cancer in Maui County. For more information, call 808 242 7661.
About Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children
Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children is Hawaii’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital. It is well-recognised as Hawaii’s leader in the care of women, infants and children. With 253 beds, the not-for-profit hospital delivers 6,000 babies a year, and is also a medical teaching and research facility.
About American Cancer Society (ACS)
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been the preeminent cancer-fighting organisation in the United States through research, education, advocacy, and patient services. It has helped lead the evolution in the way the world prevents, detects, treats, and thinks about cancer.