POSTED: 12:00 p.m. HST, May 19, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 12:03 p.m. HST, May 19, 2013
The annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk raised a record $1.67 million for Hawaii charities, officials announced.
A total of 14,736 walkers on Oahu, Maui, Hawaii island, Kauai, Lanai and Molokai participated.
The fundraising walk features food booths and entertainment.
The Oahu walk was held Saturday and raised $452,000. It started at Ala Moana Beach Park's McCoy Pavilion and continued for six-miles through Waikiki, along the Ala Wai Canal and back to McCoy Pavilion.
The other islands held their charity walks earlier this month. Maui hotel workers raised the most money, $701,716.
The Visitor Industry Charity Walk is one of the largest fundraisers in the state, officials said. Since its inception in 1978, the Charity Walk has raised over $26.3 million for Hawaii charities.