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Non profit group for athletes in wheelchairs participates in 5 and 10k

The Day of Hope 5 and 10k took place today on Maui.  Although you normally see participants running and walking the race, one group rolled their way to the finish line.

The non-profit group Ainsley's Angels Hawaii had their entry fees waived for their "Captains" in wheelchairs and for the "Angels" who pushed them to the finish line. The Four Seasons Maui who sponsored the race allowed the group to take part free of charge.

This isn't the first race Ainsley's Angels has participated in; they have competed in six other 5 and 10k's on Maui and plan to continue to conquer adversity when they participate in the Valley Isle Road Runners Christmas 5 and 10k.

All the proceeds from the Day of Hope benefit were contributed to Maui's Pacific Cancer Foundation.

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