HUGS serves families with children up to the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or disease.
Our nonprofit organization provides comprehensive, long-term support to families, helping them on their journey of caring for a seriously ill child, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
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.
Special HUGS to...
The corporations and individuals for their generosity and who made our HUGS Gala such a special 35th Anniversary celebration for HUGS. The HUGS Gala, held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, raised $240,000.
"Proceeds from this Gala will make a major impact on the lives of many local families throughout the islands with seriously ill children," said Anne Lee and Erin Kirihara, HUGS Gala Co-Chairs. "The event was a terrific opportunity to raise awareness about HUGS and its mission of strengthening the lives of Hawaii's families as they face the emotional and financial hardships of caring for a seriously ill child."
The special event featured silent and live auctions, Wishes for HUGS, a wine draw for two wine lots, and a Fund the Mission appeal that collectively raised $88,000 that evening from guests in attendance. Jazz vocalist Rocky Brown provided the entertainment.
We're especially grateful to our Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors for their commitment and support!