Sponsored by Central Pacific Bank
Since its launch in 2010, Central Pacific Bank’s annual Walks fundraiser has raised over $960,000 for Hawaii nonprofits. The recipients are elected by the bank’s employees, and this year, a total of $104,772 was presented to Hawaii Meals on Wheels, Paws of Hawaii, Make-A-Wish Hawaii, and Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation. The Central Pacific Bank Foundation raised the bar even higher by matching 50 percent of employee contributions for the Walk.
The Walk marks the culmination of two months of fundraising efforts by Central Pacific Bank employees. Ahead of the Walk, CPB employees managed fundraisers ranging from chair massages by licensed therapists to handmade faux cactus plants for the office, and the ever popular breakfast, lunch, and bake sales— all to benefit the four beneficiaries selected by employees.
This year, an employee who serves on the board for Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation nominated the worthy non-profit, which serves to assist, support and advocate for the needs of children diagnosed with cancer, their families, and long-term survivors of childhood cancer. The foundation is dedicated to the children who are battling cancer, to those who have survived, and to those who survive in our hearts. HCCF provides financial assistance to families in Hawaii who have a child diagnosed with cancer. Its most widely used program is financial assistance, which helps families pay expenses not covered by insurance, including housing, utilities, and transportation. It also provides support groups, social events, education and advocacy for these families and their children.
About Central Pacific Bank
Central Pacific Bank is the primary subsidiary of Central Pacific Financial Corp., a Hawaii based financial institution. It provides a full range of banking, investment and trust services. Founded by a small group of World War II veterans in 1954 to help immigrant families build a life away from the plantations, the bank has grown to serve the financial needs of all families and small businesses in the Islands.