Fundraising Project

“Give ALOHA” to ALSFH #78937, by September 30!

September 23, 2019, Kailua, HI.  The annual “Give Aloha” Campaign of Foodland and Western Union Foundation in Hawaii started September 1st to continue the legacy of founder, Maurice “Sully” Sullivan of giving back to the community.  Sully’s Foundation matches individual contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $249.  Foodland gives more than $250,000 annually to non-profits that participate in the program. For the second time in a row, ALSFH signed up to participate in the  program. To donate to ALSFH, one simply…

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Mahalo Nui Loa to Oahu Nursery Growers Association!

September 14, 2019, Honolulu, HI.   The Oahu Nursery Growers Association (ONGA) once again has proven that it not only plants flora and foliage, it also plants goodwill in the community.  The 8-member hui of nursery growers holds an annual plant sale from which it donates a portion of the proceeds.  At this year’s event, on September 7 (Saturday) and 8 (Sunday), 2019, ALSFH was its designated beneficiary.  The weekend sale was held at the Washington Middle School cafeteria on S. King Street.       During the…

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“With Grace” Run/Walk/Roll Energizes!

           The 5th Annual “With Grace” Run/Walk/Roll went off with a bang at 8 am at Kailua Beach with a record 270 registrants making their way through Lanikai Loop. At the starting line, race coordinator, Julie Hess, stood on a cooler to thank the participants and reminded them what they were supporting – the race for a cure for ALS. After the short talk, husband Steve Hess, sounded off the horn to start the race. While…

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Hawaii ALS Community Yard Sale This Saturday!

December 13, 2018, Kailua, HI.  The 11th Annual HI ALS Community Yard Sale celebrates two firsts on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  For the first time, the yard sale will be held in wintertime AND organized by the UH JABSOM Department of Communication and Language Disorders graduate students led by Haleigh Smith and Renee Martin. The Department of Communication and Language Disorders (DCLD) trains students in Speech Pathology, a discipline that helps pALS communicate when their speech muscles are affected by…

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Bowling Fundraiser Deemed a Success

November 20, 2018, Kailua, HI.  The first public fundraiser that ALSFH held at the historic Pali Lanes on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Kailua was described as “successful.”  A grateful and smiling ALSFH President Divina Robillard said,”The rest of the board was reluctant at first because of what looked like a lot of work to be done in so little time. And it was work we had never done before!  But they eventually came around and it got done!”  The…

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Bowl-athon Entry Form Now Available; Pali Lanes Historic Places Nomination Deadline Extended

Teams of six or Individual bowl-athon participants can now use the featured form to join the fundraiser at Pali Lanes on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  For $600, Teams of Six bowlers can bowl two games on one lane for 2.5 hours, with free shoe rental, and souvenir T-shirts for each bowler.  For $70, individual bowlers will be bowling two games, mixed with five other bowlers in one lane, with free shoe rental, and a goodie bag to boot! Early corporate…

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Soderholm Mobility First Company Sponsor of Bowling Fundraiser

Soderholm Mobility’ President Denise Soderholm personally emailed her company’s acceptance of ALSFH invitation to be a sponsor of the Bowling fundraiser set for November 10, Saturday at Pali Lanes in Kaliua. Denise Soderholm emailed, “Your ALS Foundation Pali Lanes notice arrived today – and, actually made my day, while I won’t be in town, it sure sounds fun!!” Denise will be in the mainland for “specialized PT treatment” and has assigned son, Gus, to be their team leader. In February,…

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November Nostalgia-themed Bowling Benefit Set at Beleaguered Pali Lanes

ALS Foundation of Hawaii will hold a nostalgia-themed Bowling Benefit Event on November 10, 2018, Saturday, at the Pali Lanes at 120 Hekili Street, Kailua, HI. Ongoing registration for team, sponsor, and individual participant packages. Games are scheduled every 2.5 hours. Bowlers are encouraged to bring pictures and stories about Pali Lanes to share and to dress in their favorite era bowling attire. Friendly team competitions will help raise funds to establish Hawaii’s ALS Residence for people with ALS (Lou…

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ALSFH Plans November Fundraiser at Controversial Pali Lanes in Kailua

ALSFH’s  next fundraiser is a bowl-athon in Kailua Pali Lanes bowling alley in early November. The 3-person Board is currently discussing details with the bowling alley management.  The ALSFH fundraiser, tentatively set for November 10, will give local residents a chance to play in the Pali Lanes in a community-led fundraiser before its demolition  in early 2019. Landowner Alexander & Baldwin plans to create a community park in its current location. The fate of Pali Lanes is the subject of an…

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