Hawaii Community Raises $50,000 for Kapiolani Medical Center at Ko Olina Children's Film & Music Festival

Gift will fund new emergency triage room 04/16/2015

a group posing with a large donation check for $50000

For the second year, the Ko Olina Children’s Film & Music Festival raised $50,000 for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. The money raised will go toward an Emergency Room triage room that will be named to honor the Ko Olina Resort Association and the attendees of the 2015 Ko Olina Children's Film & Music Festival.

“We’re extremely pleased to announce that this year’s Children’s Film & Music Festival has been such a tremendous success in celebrating the creativity and joy of our future generation,” said Jeffrey R. Stone, President of the Ko Olina Resort Association. “Such an impressive donation not only reflects our recognition of the importance of Kapiolani’s outstanding work, but also our community’s generosity and willingness to invest in our future—the children of our state.”

The event featured a line-up of family movies including Monsters, Inc., Peter Pan, Tangled, and Frozen, performances by POW! WOW! Hawaii School of Music and the Performing Arts Center of Kapolei, and musical guests such as ukulele duo Honoka & Azita and James McCarthy & Friends. The festivities were held beachfront at the resort’s Kohala Lagoon and throughout the Aulani and Ihilani properties.

“We’re so thankful for this opportunity and our ongoing partnership with Ko Olina,” said Martha Smith, CEO of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. “This donation will help us continue to provide the necessary emergency room services to treat our most vulnerable island residents. Our community is much stronger with the extraordinary help and commitment of Ko Olina and everyone who supported the Children's Film & Music Festival.”

Photo Caption: On stage during the check presentation were Sean Stone, Ko Olina Charities; Todd Apo, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa; Jeff Stone, Ko Olina Charities; Ray Vara, president and CEO of Hawaii Pacific Health; Linda Jameson, director of philanthropy for Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children; and Martha Smith, CEO of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.


About Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children is well recognized as Hawaii’s leader in the care of women, infants and children. With 207 beds, the not-for-profit hospital is Hawaii’s only maternity, newborn and pediatric specialty hospital. It delivers 6,000 babies a year and is also a tertiary care, medical teaching and research facility. Specialty services for patients throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Region include intensive care for infants and children, 24-hour emergency pediatric care, maternal fetal medicine, and high-risk perinatal care. More than 1,500 employees and more than 630 physicians provide specialty care at Kapiolani Medical Center. The hospital is home to Kapiolani Women’s Center and the Women’s Cancer Center, and it offers numerous community programs and services, such as the Kapiolani Child Protection Center and Sex Abuse Treatment Center. Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children is an affiliate of Hawaii Pacific Health, the state’s largest health care provider. Learn more at kapiolani.org.

About Ko Olina
Ko Olina is a 642-acre master-planned resort community on the western shoreline of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Resort partners include Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Marriott’s most successful vacation club product in the world; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Disney’s first family destination resort in Hawaii; the Ko Olina Beach Villas luxury condominium residences; Ko Olina Golf Club and the state-of-the-art Ko Olina Marina. The resort, known as Oahu's most engaging visitor destination, also features seven pristine oceanfront lagoons connected by 1.5 miles of shoreline pathways, access to a diverse selection of ocean and outdoor activities and the island’s best weather. For more information, visit koolina.com.

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