Run Like a Girl!

a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step…

Less than $600 and 6 weeks to go! September 7, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Malia Yoshioka @ 4:00 pm

Last month was a great month – our wine tasting benefit raised $800 that evening alone and I’ve collected almost $300 since the event selling the leftover wine! It was such a fun evening, and I’m already planning to do a “second annual” next year thanks to everyone’s feedback! (see pictures here.) =) If you are interested in a bottle of port, I have 3 left for $25 each. They are all signed by the artist, Kimi Werner. Mahalo for all of your kind words about my shin splints too – it was a busy month, but taking 3 weeks off to let them heal was still pretty frustrating. I am doing a lot better now and slowly building back up the mileage.

With a few donations that should be clearing soon, I’ll be up to about $4400 – only $600 from my goal of $5,000 this year in John Kark’s memory. If you’d like to help, please consider making a tax deductible donation at

I also have 2011 Entertainment Books for Hawaii in stock! They retail for $30 each but come with $25 in “bonus cards” (new this year!) that you can use right off the bat at Taco del Mar, Cattle Company, Chart House, Big City Diner and Go Bananas. Inside you’ll also find hundreds of buy one get one free or special offers for fine dining, casual dining, shops, and travel. If you need a book for Hawaii, let me know and I will get it to you right away. For out of state editions (they have them all over the mainland so if you’re traveling or have relatives, it makes a great gift) you can purchase online at

For another easy way to help, please consider purchasing a Ward Centers Festival of Giving ticket for the weekend of November 12-14 (right before the Christmas rush!) Your entire $10 donation for the festival ticket goes directly to the Leukemia Society, and in return you get discounts at almost all the Ward Centers Merchants! For a full list of shopping & dining discounts, click here. There is also free gift wrapping, gift card giveaways, and a $10 GC when you submit $150 in Ward Centers receipts for the weekend – which means your ticket is basically free if you use it, but your $10 donation still goes straight to the charity! It’s the perfect time to start your holiday shopping, before the mad rush hits.

Thanks again for all your support! I could not do this without you… =)