A family fun day will benefit Kokua Kamalu Foundation
Lehua Kalima, Rupert Tripp Jr., Pomai Longakit, Positive Motion and Lito Arkangel are among the entertainers who will appear at a family fun day titled “Kokua Kamalu” for Kamalu Kabalis, 28, of Hilo and his ohana from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Aug. 17, at the Edith Kanaka‘ole Multipurpose Stadium.
On March 13, Kabalis, the father of two keiki, ages 2 and 4, was involved in a motorcycle accident on his way home from work as a security guard at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
“As a result of the accident, he has suffered major head trauma, despite wearing a helmet,” said his father, Sodie Kabalis. “Kamalu has gone through strenuous and continuous treatments at Hilo Medical Center, Queen’s Medical Center and the California Pacific Regional Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco.
“He is now in Hilo, requiring 24-hour care. Kamalu is bedridden and incapacitated,” said his dad. Currently, Sodie and Carla Kabalis, his mother, are solely responsible for this financial hardship.
The Aug. 17 family fun day will focus on activities that can be enjoyed by folks of all ages, “not only to raise money for Kamalu, but also to promote ‘ohana,’” said Dad.
The family invites community vendors who would like to participate at the event to contact coordinators. The fee per vending space will be $50, and the family asks for an optional donation of a portion of the profits to go to the foundation.
“We are also accepting donations that can be used in a silent auction, rummage sale, and prizes for the keiki games,” said Sodie Kabalis. “We will also be accepting monetary donations, if you are unable to attend or participate.” If you would like to write a check, please make it payable to the Kokua Kamalu Foundation.
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