More than $65,000 raised in weekend fundraisers for Kapiolani Medical Center

More than $65,000 raised in weekend fundraisers for Kapiolani Medical Center
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KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Thousands of people turned out for a good cause in Kapolei this weekend.

The Ko Olina Children's Festival took place Saturday to benefit the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children.

The funds raised totaled $65,000, which is the largest amount collected in the event's five year history.

The festival's theme was based on the Disney film Coco. Keiki got to participate in arts and crafts celebrating the Dia De Los Muertos.

Hawaii News Now's Stephanie Lum was the emcee for the event.

And the fundraising didn't stop there.

On Sunday, hundreds came out to support the Kapiolani Medical Center in the form of friendly races.

More than 800 people took part in a triathlon, a 10k, a 5k and a 1k keiki fun run at Ko Olina.

Organizers are still tallying up how much money was raised in Sunday's event.

Helping one of the keiki across the finish line was Hawaii News Now's Chelsea Davis.

Hand in hand, she ran with Emmalia Tuagalu, a 6-year-old who participated with her brother Dominick in mind. Dominick is a special needs patient who receives medical treatment at Kapiolani.

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