Aloha All you wonderful folk who got up in the wee hours of the Presidents' Day morning to don your running clothes and join us in participating at the 31st Annual Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run! It was delightful to see all of you on the road, singing, laughing and talking over the 8.15 miles from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium!! What an absolute blast it was that magnificent morning!!!!!
We also thank the 4,000 volunteers who worked for 7 months as committee members, for three days at the Expo and for one long morning at the KPGAR itself!!! What a terrific job you all did!
In 2015 there were close to 5,200 military Sounds of Freedom participating and they gave us all 'Chicken Skin' as they sang and chanted along the way. Wow! We really have GREAT pride in our Military and thankful for the AWESOME job they do protecting America and helping the Hawaii Community!
God bless you all for being part of "Ke Kukini me ke Aloha Pau'ole", the Race with Compassionate Love!" Aloooooooooha! Carole Kai Onouye :0)
UCPHI / SAVERS OUTREACH FUNDRAISER
Aloha GAR Friends!
Here is another way you can help the Great Aloha Run raise funds and support our community. GAR has partnered with UCPA of Hawaii (United Cerebral Palsy Association) and the Savers stores, and will now get paid for each donation that is picked up in GAR's name. Click the link below and see how easy it is. So clean up the cupboards and pass on your gently used clothes and help us make Hawaii a stronger community. Mahalo from your GAR Team! http://greataloharunpickup.com
GREAT ALOHA RUN CHARITIES Congratulations to all Finishers of the 2015 Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run! The Great Aloha Run serves a higher purpose...it's NOT JUST A RUN. Your Donations & Registration goes towards an annual giving of over $400k to support LOCAL Charities. Here are a few that are listed.
A Great Big Heartfelt Mahalo to our Sponsors!
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has provided total health to the people of Hawaii for more than 50 years. Today it has the largest medical group with over 500 physicians and providers supported by more than 4,400 nurses and staff. Care for members is focused on their total health guided by our personal physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert care and medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. Visit kp.org for additional information.
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation grants approximately $100 million each year to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the US and Israel. Since 1980, the Foundation has distributed grants totaling $1.7 billion.
The Weinberg Foundation is committed to funding nonprofits in our community, with particular emphasis on assisting the poorest and frailest older adults so they can live in dignity. Other areas supported by the Foundation include: preparing the workforce for 21st century jobs, ensuring that people’s basic needs are met, increasing the independence and integration of people with disabilities, and providing high quality education for children.
Commercial Plumbing, Inc.
was established in 1985. At Commercial Plumbing, President Randy Hiraki and staff, recognize that their customers have very special needs – whether it be the installation or repair of residential and commercial plumbing or fire protection systems. The company continues to focus on timely service, fair pricing and personal attention.
Eddie Onouye, Inc.
Eddie is happy to support the community through the Great Aloha Run. He is a partner of Body Mint and Sweep Strategies.
Horizon Lines, Inc.is one of the nation’s leading domestic ocean shipping companies and the only ocean cargo carrier serving all three noncontiguous domestic markets of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico from the continental United States.
is the state’s largest tour and transportation company, with a full line of tours, entertainment options and ground transportation services on four islands: Hawaii, Kauai, Maui and Oahu. For more information, visit robertshawaii.com
H.I.S. Hawaii HIS Corporation (dba H.I.S. Hawaii) is a full service travel agency serving both Hawaii residents and visitors to Hawaii. 3 convenient locations and friendly staff. Please call us at 983-3373 or visit www.hisgo.com/hi
The Queen's Health Systems
is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1985 to provide expanded health care capabilities to the people of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Basin. It is Hawai‘i’s oldest and preeminent family of health care related companies, and has over 6,000 employees. The Queen’s Health Systems consists of The Queen’s Medical Center; The Queen’s Medical Center – West O‘ahu; North Hawai‘i Community Hospital; Molokai General Hospital and The Queen’s Health Care Centers. Queen’s has been a proud supporter of the Great Aloha Run since its inception in 1985.