HUGS serves families with children up to age 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or disease.

Our nonprofit organization provides comprehensive, long-term support to Hawaii families and each member of the family, helping them on their journey of caring for a seriously ill child, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.

Our Mission

To strengthen Hawaii’s families and improve their quality of life as they face the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child.

HUGS is able to provide programs and services free of charge – to the families we serve – thanks to the support of our generous donors.

Our organization provides programs designed to improve the quality of life for families as they deal with the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child.

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Special HUGS to...

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Egan’s Bootcamp for selecting HUGS as the beneficiary of its third annual Egan's Bootcamp Charity Gala, "High Rollers Masquerade Party," at Artistry Honolulu. What a fun, fabulous evening! Eleven thousand, four hundred eighty-three dollars was raised to support HUGS and Hawaii’s seriously ill children and their families.

Special thanks to Egan and Marcia Inoue, Tiki’s Grill & Bar, HawaiiUSA FCU Foundation, Matson Foundation, Elizabeth M. Ignacio, M.D., Ala Moana Eye Care Associates, Kailua Animal Clinic, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., and all of the Egan’s Bootcamp members who attended the gala and made donations. Hugs to you all!