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Par Hawaii partners with Make-A-Wish Hawaii to support Jingle Rock Run

Making life-changing wishes come true for keiki battling critical illnesses

Sponsored by Par Hawaii

December 15 is Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s 7th annual Jingle Rock Run. Each year, the organization makes a difference in the lives of Hawaii children thanks to the generous support of businesses like Par Hawaii.

Here to talk more about the partnership is Lance Tanaka with Par Hawaii and

“The Jingle Rock Run is one of our major fundraisers of the year,” says Trini Kaopuiki, president and chief executive officer at Make-A-Wish Hawaii. “Through the generous support of so many in the community at events like this, we’re able to grant life-changing wishes to children across Hawaii battling critical illnesses—wishes to go somewhere, to be someone, to meet someone, to have something, and even to give something to others.”

Make-A-Wish Hawaii has granted thousands of life-changing wishes to keiki across the state, and each one is as unique as the child who imagines it.

“Our keiki have wished for everything from becoming a police officer or a recording artist to visiting Walt Disney World or the LEGO Headquarters,” says Kaopuiki. “Our goal is to identify each child’s most heartfelt wish and to bring it to life. Partnerships with community supporters like Par Hawaii make this possible.”

Par Hawaii supports a number of nonprofit groups. Its partnership with Make-A-Wish Hawaii is special because of the difference the organization is making in the lives of Hawaii children.

“That’s important for us as a company,” says  Lance Tanaka with Par Hawaii. “We help meet the energy needs of the state, but we are much more than that. We look at ways to support others who are making the lives of those who live here in our state better.”

So come out and join the festivities and support a good cause on December 15 at 3 p.m. at the State Capitol!

“This is a family-friendly, festive holiday walk and everyone is invited, including pets,” Kaopuiki explains. “We’ll wind our way through downtown to see the Honolulu City Lights. There will be live entertainment, food trucks, and keiki activities, including our signature Keiki Sprint preceding the walk.”

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