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Hawaii Life Hilo volunteering at Surfers Healing event at Richardson Ocean Park

11th Annual Surfers Healing Event Held in Hilo, HI

A free Surfers Healing Camp for children with autism and other disabilities was held Saturday, November 30th, at Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo. The Surfers Healing Hawaii Chapter provides children with disabilities and their families with the unique experience of surfing with professionals under supervised conditions.

Our own Hawaii Life agent, Kumu Logan-Blomfield from Oahu, flew in for the event and rode the waves with the children in attendance. The agents from the Hawaii Life Hilo office were also on hand to lend support for this annual event that hosted over 100 children and their families.

Hawaii Life agent, Kumu Logan-Blomfield teaches children to surf

This is an event that I have personally supported over the last few years. The children are a bit apprehensive approaching the water, but once they are in, it’s very difficult to get them out. The pro surfers are amazing, spending hours in the water and what looks like no effort, picking the kids up and getting them standing on the board.

Pro surfers with kids learning to surf at Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo, HI

Friends and family are cheering from the beach, amazed and in tears, watching the pure joy in their child’s eye riding the Hilo waves. It’s even better as they get out of the water, and we greet the children with a surfing trophy and medal and take their picture.

Hawaii Life Charitable Fund Supports Surfers Healing

I am so grateful that Hawaii Life supports these efforts through the establishment of the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund (HLCF). The HLCF is primarily funded through contributions from Hawaii Life agents, brokers, and clients. In addition to our time volunteering at the Surfers Healing event, the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund made a donation to help support this annual event. It is through these contributions that the HLCF can continue to support these grassroots organizations in our community and the passion of our agents to serve the communities where we live.

Renee Hill, Broker In Charge of the Hawaii Life Hilo office and agent, Kumu Logan-Blomfield

About Surfers Healing

Surfers Healing is a national organization started 23 years ago in California to share the joy of surfing with those who otherwise would not have the opportunity to surf. Surfers Healing Hawai‘i Island chapter is sponsoring this event. Surfers Healing Camps are held throughout the world, providing more than 3,000 children annually with the opportunity to try surfing.

About Hawaii Life Charitable Fund

The Hawaii Life Charitable Fund (HLCF) was established to answer a need for flexible, responsive, and innovative giving opportunities for the realtors and brokers at Hawaii Life. The HLCF is a donor-advised fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation, with a mission of working to preserve Hawaii’s beauty and culture by supporting its people. To learn more about the Hawaii Life Charitable Fund, please visit give.hawaiilife.com.

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Linda Hussey

December 18, 2019

Great story Jeanna !!!

Ben

December 23, 2019

This is amazing.

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