In 1888, a Franciscan nun named Marianne Cope arrived on Molokai to open a home for women and girls living in the island’s leper colony.
Known as “Mother Marianne”, she changed life on Molokai by introducing cleanliness, pride, fun and pretty dresses for girls and women.
She died in 1918 and was canonized as a Catholic saint in 2012.
The Annual St. Marianne Cope Walk is held in memory of St. Marianne Cope and her legacy of caring for the people of Hawaii.
Participants enjoy a three-mile route from Ala Moana Beach Park to St. Marianne Cope’s statue, located at Kewalo Basin and back to Ala Moana Beach Park.
The community event is geared toward the entire family, from the keiki to kupuna.
It starts at 7:30 a.m. on January 26th at Magic Island.
Proceeds from the walk benefit the St Francis Kupuna Village.
Each year the walk’s participation grows thanks to community partnerships like Insurance Solutions.
Insurance Solutions is a multi-sponsorship participant supporting the St Marianne Cope Walk and other projects of St Francis Healthcare Foundation.