On July 28, CORAL hosted its first fundraising event since the start of the pandemic. The event was in Honolulu, Hawai‘i and served as an opportunity for guests to enjoy a night of music and learn about coral reef conservation on the Hawaiian Islands.
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro performed a series of inspiring songs, while also expressing his love for coral reefs and passion for protecting the ocean. We are so grateful for his ongoing support and for providing CORAL with an opportunity to reach new audiences.
“It was an incredible night filled with beautiful music and supporters that recognize the importance of our coral reefs,” says Hawai‘i’s Regional Program Director Manuel Mejia. “We were thrilled to host an event that featured our conservation programs, which are focused on reducing local stressors and helping coral reefs adapt to climate change.”
*Unfortunately, renowned musician Joshua Nakazawa was unable to attend the event. But he played an important role in planning this beautiful night and we are grateful for his generous support to CORAL.