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Burger King, KFC Selling Leis for MDA in May

May 1, 2014, 12:34 PM HST
* Updated May 1, 12:40 PM
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Burger King and KFC in Hawaii are teaming up to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association Hawaii this month.

The restaurants, both owned by Kazi Foods, are raising funds with “Leis of Hope,” a campaign to support an annual summer camp program for children affected by neuromuscular diseases.

All Kazi Foods-operated Burger King and KFC Hawaii stores throughout the state are offering customers leis for purchase at $1 and $5, with donations of any amount also welcome. The money raised will help send kids with a neuromuscular disease to Camp Erdman on the North Shore of Oahu for one week, starting June 16.

“At summer camp, these children discover a world created specifically for them, and are available to meet many other kids sharing the same needs and experiences,” said Adrianna O’Donnell, executive director of MDA Hawaii.

“We are very grateful to Kazi Foods for their loyal support and generosity,” O’Donnell said.

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Kazi Foods hopes to collect more than $15,000 with “Leis of Hope,” said a company release.

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