Each year on the Island of Hawai`i, the local community gives of themselves to create the success of the IRONMAN World Championship. As the Kona community perpetuates aloha worldwide, they give of themselves, graciously, generously from their heart to help unknown individuals from around the world fulfill a dream. The people of Hawai`i teach us "Kahiau" - to give generously or lavishly with the heart and not with expectation of return.
As COVID-19 impacts our world we are reminded of the importance of our `Ohana. The sudden change of life has awakened us to pause, reflect and be grateful. The rugged beauty, grace and aloha inspires the world providing strength, courage and the ability to overcome any challenge.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, great economic uncertainty and the ever-increasing rates of unemployment, homelessness and food insecurity, the IRONMAN Foundation has pledged $1 million to provide hunger relief on the Island of Hawai`i through the Kahiau Together initiative.