Starwood Hawaii Hotels Is Inviting You To Check In For Babies & Help The March Of Dimes
Planning a trip to Hawaii in the near future? Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii (The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Sheraton Waikiki and Sheraton Maui) just announced a new initiative that offers guests to “Check in for Babies.” With every check-in at the above properties, Starwood will donate $1.00 to the March of Dimes for each night of their stay, to help fund lifesaving programs for Hawaii’s moms and babies.
One of the programs that will benefit from the campaign is March of Dimes NICU Family Support® at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. This program provides information, support, and comfort each year to more than 500 families whose babies are being treated in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU). Other programs around Hawaii that will benefit include:
- CenteringPregnancy® at Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services (Oahu), and at Waimea Women’s Center at North Hawaii Community Hospital (Hawaii Island), an innovative, culturally-competent model of group prenatal care for Asian and Pacific Island women.
- BabySAFE Program at Malama Family Recovery Center (Maui), providing outreach, group prenatal education sessions, and referral to substance abuse treatment services to pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs.
- Hua Lanai at Lanai Community Health Center (Lanai), improving care for women and babies by eliminating barriers and improving access.
Starwood will also be launching a free benefit for the March of Dimes at a special kick-off event on Sunday, July 6 at The Royal Hawaiian resort’s Monarch Room located in the Historic Wing featuring a concert by the award-winning Citrus College Blue NoteSwing Orchestra, with a special guest appearance from local legend Jimmy Borges. This campaign was the brainchild of Vic Kimura, senior vice president of Kyo-ya Management, Co.