March of Dimes Hawaii Gala

Saturday, November 02, 2019  |  5:30 p.m.
Sheraton Waikiki Resort
2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

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Join us at the 24th Annual March of Dimes Gala as we present Rick Blangiardi the March of Dimes Franklin Delano Roosevelt Award for Distinguised Community Service and celebrate our 81 year legacy, impact and innovation as we continue to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies

 Since 1996, this prestigious event has raised more than $9 million to support March of Dimes local programs for moms and babies, including the NICU Family Support Program at Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children. The proceeds have also funded pioneering research at the national level that has led to major discoveries and breakthroughs including placental biology to help determine the causes and prevention of birth defects and recent developments in blood testing to help predict premature birth.We are delighted to announce that Rick Blangiardi will be presented the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Award for Distinguished Community Service at the Gala.

With over 42 years in the field of sports, broadcasting and television there is no individual more deserving of this recognition. Rick has long been a valued friend and critical partner of March of Dimes. Indeed, he is the epitome of someone who has made meaningful, lasting change and touched the lives of thousands of individuals where they live, learn, work, and play in Hawaii.

It should not surprise you to hear that Rick is taking an active role to ensure the Gala is a great success. His stalwart belief in the March of Dimes--its impact and mission to fight for the health of all moms and babies--compels him to do so. Rick considers the March of Dimes work in Hawaii as essential to so many families in need and deserving of our utmost support.



We hope you will join us for a memorable evening with fabulous food, great auction items and upbeat entertainment as we honor Rick Blangiardi and our wonderful partnership of working together for the health of all moms and babies.

You will entertained from the time you arrive until the time you leave starting during the reception with Live Geisha Art by artist Chanel Tanaka with model Olena Heu. During dinner you will enjoy the great music by legendary Henry Kapono and Blayne Asing and then dancing to Ginai Nation.


Rick Blangiardi has personally selected us to serve as Co-chairs for this year’s Gala. As a leader who inspires others to mentor those that will follow in their footsteps, we have both thrived under Rick’s mentorship and are proud to represent him and one of his favorite causes--the March of Dimes.

Please join us in honoring Rick with an award that genuinely captures his heart.  Help commemorate the 81st Anniversary of March of Dimes and its remarkable legacy.

Mahalo nui loa,
Katie Pickman, Gala Co-Chair                          Colleen Ching, Gala Co-Chair
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Our Gala features an exclusive selection of auction packages for your bidding pleasure. These packages provide you with a chance to purchase trips, dining experiences and once-in-a-lifetime moments to share with friends, family, clients and employees. As we secure packages for the event, we will give you a sneak preview of the packages here. Come back soon to check for updates.

Be Seen on HI Now

Promote your company or event with a 3:00 minute pre-taped HI Now Segment to air on THREE TV  Stations, DIGITAL, STREAMING and SOCIAL MEDIA! 
KGMB, KHNL, K5,, Facebook, Roku & Amazon Fire


Patriots Football Fans

Two of you can use 80,000 Hawaiian Miles to fly to Boston to see the New England Patriots play the Miami Dolphins on December 29th.  You will also have 2 special passes to the Patriots Tailgate Party with the Patriots Cheerleaders and former players.  Also includes 3 nights at the Courtyard by Marriot in Foxborough near Gilette Stadium.

Get the Word Out

Advertise your business or event with one full page, full-color print advertisement in a Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sunday edition.

Oregon Get- Away

Use your two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines to escape to Oregon for four nights and sample the best of wine country and downtown Portland, all in one trip! The adventure begins with two nights at Casa S Bed and Breakfast, a luxury bed and breakfast and boutique winery, in the heart of wine country. Sip world-renowned pinot noirs and explore vineyards with tastings and tours at Elk Cove Vineyards, Soter Vineyards and  Et Fille Winery.   At Et Fille, as a mom of a preemie, the owner will personally take you on a tour of her vineyard.  Then travel to Portland and spend  two nights at the historic Mark Spencer Hotel located conveniently located in downtown.  Experience an exhilarating performance at the Oregon Symphony, and end the night with a dinner at Andina, Portland's premiere Peruvian restaurant.