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Mar 11, 2018

Trailblaze Challenge

20-Mile Hike Raises $51,000 for Make-A-Wish Kids

Maui Now

Forty-three hikers participated in the 20-mile journey, raising more than $51,000 to grant the wishes of Hawaiʻi children with critical illnesses during the inaugural Make-A-Wish® Hawaiʻi Trailblaze Challenge fundraiser held on Saturday, March 10.

Feb 06, 2018


Check Out This Magical, Harry Potter Hideaway Built by Make-A-Wish Hawaii

Honolulu Magazine

Deserving wish kid Pomai had dreamed of a Harry Potter-themed hideaway—a space to call her own—for months. On Feb. 3, Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i made that dream a reality. Her wish was officially granted in her backyard at the family’s Lā‘ie home where friends, family and those involved in creating Pomai’s dream hideaway helped unveil her completed space.

Aug 08, 2017


Kapaa Boy Has Wish Granted

The Garden Island

LIHUE — Make-A-Wish Hawaii’s summer is off to a great start with an amazing wish revealed on Kauai.
Kapaa wish kid Harper was diagnosed in 2015 with a rare cancer affecting his body’s connective tissues. The 8-year-old has an immense curiosity for travel. Interestingly enough, it is the journey that thrills him even more than the actual destination.

Jun 27, 2017

Wish kid Tyrell has quite the fan club of wish granters, Young Leaders and Heroes for Hope who wanted to be in his selfie during his grand send-off! Photo by Rayen Watanabe.

2017 Waffles for Wishes

Honolulu Magazine

Move boozy brunch with your gal pals from your usual café to Ward Village this month, for all-you-can-eat treats from some favorite local restaurants, including Square Barrels, Ravish and Arancino. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Jun 22, 2017

Island Honda

Mahalo to Island Honda

Lahaina News

May was a great month for the local auto store Island Honda, but it was also very successful for two local charities, including Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Fifty dollars per car sold (new or used) went to each of the deserving charities.

Jun 17, 2017


KITV - Avas Wish Reveal


KITV's Mackenzie Stasko helped Make-A-Wish surprise a Wish Kid Friday morning LIVE on Good Morning Hawaii.

Jun 12, 2017


Living808 - Waffles for Wishes


Siana Hunt, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Hawaii, joins us to talk about the big Waffles for Wishes Fundraiser coming up this weekend. She’s joined by Sam Suiter from Kai Coffee, one of the many food and drink vendors that will be at the vent.

Aug 10, 2016

Attendees enjoyed a champagne chic brunch to make wishes come true for local wish kids.

Waffles for Wishes - Photo Gallery


The Young Leaders Board of Make-A-Wish Hawaii hosted its second annual Waffles for Wishes brunch at Ward Village Courtyard. The morning featured food, a Bloody Mary bar and entertainment from Super CW. Proceeds help the nonprofit organization grant the wishes of keiki who have life-threatening medical conditions.

Aug 08, 2016

Alyssa at JABSOM

First year MD students and Dean help Alyssa's Wish come true

UH Med Now

Alyssa wished to attend medical school at UH Mānoa to give her hope and a goal to work toward. The John A. Burns School of Medicine held a special honorary white coat ceremony for Alyssa, and former UH basketball player and current first-year medical student (MD 2020) Sai Tummala presented her with a basketball signed by his classmates.

Aug 08, 2016

UH MAnoa Med students

Make-A-Wish grants teenage girl's hoop dreams


The 15-year-old from Texas has been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, bone cancer. University of Hawaii medical students weren't the only ones with a surprise for the teen. Alyssa also got to hang out and shoot hoops with UH Wahine basketball players. After that, Alyssa, who also has an interest in medicine, got to meet medical students - and took part in an honorary white coat ceremony.

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