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A Dream Come True Ice Cream Fundraiser

October 6, 2016, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated October 7, 8:03 AM
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Have fun and support Big Island terminally and chronically ill keiki by attending the All You Can Eat Ice Cream Party on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pictured here is Lindsey Kalini, who resides in the Hilo area. Her dream was fulfilled when she went to the Disney Resort on O‘ahu and met Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Courtesy photo.

Have fun and support Big Island terminally and chronically ill keiki by attending the All You Can Eat Ice Cream Party on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pictured here is Lindsey Kalini, who resides in the Hilo area. Her dream was fulfilled when she went to the Disney Resort on O‘ahu and met Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Courtesy photo.

Have fun and support Big Island terminally and chronically ill keiki by attending the All You Can Eat Ice Cream Party on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The nonprofit A Dream Come True (ADCT) will hold this fundraiser party at the Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, 799 Pi‘ilani St. in Hilo.

The event will include live entertainment, health screening, keiki ID, keiki games, face painting, airbrush tattoo painting and lucky number drawings throughout the event.

All the ice cream you can eat is included in your admission. Hot dogs, pizza, and shave ice will be available for purchase.

Over the last 31 years, 83 terminally and seriously ill Big Island keiki between the ages of 4 to 17  were granted their dreams by the ADCT.

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ADCT assists families with critical needs and also facilitates special trips.

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For example, Lindsey Kalini, who resides in the Hilo area, had her dream fulfilled by going to the Disney Resort in O‘ahu to met Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

Jesese Albechtson, also from the Hilo area, had his dream fulfilled when he went to the NBA finals in Florida.

Other Big Island  keiki have taken trips to the mainland and Honolulu, and received gifts such as color televisions, computers, etc.

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Tickets are on sale for $10; age 3 and under are free.

Contact Jean Miyamoto to purchase tickets or for more information at 430-9815 or [email protected].

Tickets can also be purchased from various community organizations and will also be available at the event.

Serving as Honorary Medical Director for this event is Dr. Frederick Nitta. Dr. Nitta is a devoted supporter of ADCT, an organization founded in 1985 by Hawai‘i County Fire Personnel Nelson Tsuji and Lawrence Balberde.

ADCT is dependent on businesses, community organizations and Individual donors for it’s funding.

Majors sponsors for this party are KTA Super Stores, Pint-Size Corp. and Meadow Gold.

“Please help our seriously ill Big Island keiki in realizing their dream to come true,” said Co-Chairpersons Wil Okabe and Lloyd Narimatsu. “We need you and can’t do it without you.”

“Our fire department sees first hand how seriously ill children can benefit from a dream to uplift their spirits,” said Fire Chief Darren Rosario. ” Please, we are asking for your help in realizing a dream come true for our deiki in need.”

On Dec. 1, 2015, Mayor Billy Kenoi issued a proclamation naming December as A Dream Come True month.

Donations to ADCT are tax deductible.

ADCT encourages families with keiki aged 4 to 17 with a terminally or chronically ill condition to contact ADCT Coordinator Susan Segawa at 936-8037 or [email protected] for an application or more information.

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