Hawaiian-style 'Forrest Gump' reaches 100-mile mark (in slippahs)

Hawaiian-style 'Forrest Gump' reaches 100-mile mark (in slippahs)
(Image: O Ka'u Kakou)
(Image: O Ka'u Kakou)

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Big Island man's 100-mile walk may have ended, but his journey is far from over.

Much like the movie Forrest Gump, Wayne Kawachi set out on foot. He started walking, kept going and never looked back.

Kawachi began his journey on Jan. 2. His mission: Walk from Honokaa to Naalehu (complete opposite sides of Hawaii's largest island).

He finished the walk in four days and wore rubber slippahs the entire way.

Although his walk ended, he says donations for his cause are still pouring in weeks later.

With Hawaii's aging population in mind, he began the journey to raise funds for kupuna housing on the Big Island.

He's raised over $60,000 for his organization O Ka'u Kakou, and hopes to continue collecting.

Click the above link to donate to his cause.

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