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#AlexOLoughlin (2015) – Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation

 This post is our last reminder for your donation and entry into the draw, to stand a chance to win a trip to Hawaii and a set visit. You can get all the details of where how and why at this link: Here is your chance to have lunch with the cast of #H50 on set in Hawaii
The time for donations end today, 13 March at 11h59 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time). Don’t wait for the time to run out, make your donation now.
  • Let’s move on to our featured old charity post for the day ….. a few pictures of Alex and Malia attending the 10th annual fundraiser of HCCF in 2015

Alex O’Loughlin, Malia Jones O’Loughlin, and Erlinda and Ralph Mesick

Saddle Up For Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation

Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation presented Saddle Up For HCCF, its 10th annual fundraiser at Murphy’s Bar & Grill.

It is the sole organization in the state dedicated to providing services — including financial assistance, social events, education and advocacy — to children with cancer and their families.

 

Alex and Tucker Hirsch

Tucker Hirsch – a 10-year-old Golden Retriever that worked as a hospital facility dog at Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, Hawaii. Sadly Tucker passed away a year later  – on 24 August 2016

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Best of luck to those who made donations to the Children’s Hospital in LA.

In 2 weeks time the winner will be on set with the cast.

We hope that the person who wins, will enjoy a wonderful time on set and share some of their experience with the rest of us.

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#AlexOLoughlin (2007) – Toys For Tots Charity Campaign

For our charity reminder post of the day, we are taking you way back to December 2007 – right back into the middle of the Moonlight days. Again I do not know much of what happened at the event or how it all came about, apart from the pictures and an article written for Monsters & Critics at the time.

Most of the pictures we have here were saved over the years and I do not know the original sources for most of them. Many of the pictures were taken by fans, and because they were taken inside, the quality of some are not very good – but I decided to post them all, in order for you to get an idea of what happened at the event.

  • From the article

On December 2nd, 2007, the Pole Position Raceway in Corona California decided, on very short notice, to host a Toys For Tots charity campaign, and invited luminaries such as “Moonlight” star Alex O’Loughlin, “Cold Case” star Kathryn Morris, and “Jericho” star Skeet Ulrich, amongst others, to participate.

The members of Moonlightline .com rallied together and donated $1000 worth of toys to be given to needy kids.

The celebrities who attended this indoor event participated in several all-star go-kart races together, narrowing things down until there was a winner. In between these heats, there was the opportunity for the public to compete against their favorite celebrities, with proceeds going to charity.

The stars were very approachable, posing for pictures and answering questions posed by the attendees.

This reporter’s short-notice request to Alex for an interview was very quickly granted, and we suddenly found ourselves in a one-on-one interview in the office of the owner of the facility.

–  Lisa Gerry (From Moonlightline.com)

Originally post with Monsters and Critics

Alex O’Loughlin was indeed a very nice, genuine and open person with whom to speak, and I thank him for the chance for this interview. I know that fans will be pleased to know that I found him to be as genuine in real life as he appears to be in other interview situations.

Lisa Gerry (Moonlightline.com)

 

 I really enjoy doing charity, for a good cause. It’s like the least I can do. I really enjoy that stuff. I enjoy giving back.

Alex O’Loughlin, Monsters & Critics, December 2007

 

 

It looks like Alex had loads of fun and once again made the most of the event and his interaction with the fans and other celebrities.

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#AlexOLoughlin (Feb 2013) – Sustainable Coastlines Fundraiser

We continue our charity and fundraising event posts with another event of which we have never posted all the pictures before. This is all a reminder that there is just more than 1 week left to donate and take part in the raffle for the trip and set visit to Hawaii. This is the link to the information again.

  • And now back to our featured event from way back in 2013 …… (this week, 5 years ago)

“Hawaii Five-0” star Alex O’Loughlin hosted “Love Your Ocean,” a fundraiser for Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, at The Elks Lodge Waikiki on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. The night featured music, food, a marine debris fashion show and silent auction. – Joah Buley (Honolulu Pulse, 10 Feb 2013)

  • This was the invitation:

Alex O’Loughlin, better known as Steve McGarrett on CBS’s “Hawaii Five-0″ will host the Sustainable Coastlines Annual Fundraiser, “i HEART the ocean” from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Elks Club Waikiki.

Sustainable Coastlines is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group founded in April 2011 that aims to inspire citizens to become better stewards of their coastlines through awareness events and beach cleanups.

The evening fundraiser will also feature a marine debris fashion show, live music by Discord & Rye, Cynth & the What’s His Faces, a silent auction, prize giveaways, heavy pupu and more.

Tickets are $40 through Jan. 31 and $45 between Feb. 1 and Feb. 9. Tables of eight are available starting at $1,000 (and include the opportunity to take pictures with O’Loughlin). Purchase tickets online.

Event Schedule

5:30 pm: VIP Reception

6:00 pm: Music – Discord & Rye

6:15 pm: Introduction – Kahi Pacarro

6:20 pm: Welcome – Alex O’Loughlin

6:30 pm: Guest Speaker – Alex O’Loughlin

6:45 pm: Announcements – Alex O’Loughlin

6:45 pm: Music – Urchinz

7:30 pm: Trashion Show

8:15 pm: Music – ‘Cynth and the Whats His Faces’

8:30pm: Trashion Show Awards

9:00 pm: Silent action close

9:30 pm: Raffle Grand Prize Winner

9:30 pm: Silent Auction Check Out

9:45 pm: Closing – Alex O’Loughlin

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii is a grassroots, local nonprofit organization run by a small team of dedicated staff and supported by passionate volunteers, just like you. We inspire local communities to care for their coastlines through fun, hands-on beach cleanups. We also coordinate educational programs, a voluntourism program, waste diversion services, public awareness campaigns and help others run their own beach cleanups.

Some Trivia of the evening

  • There is not much information about the event, apart from these pictures and some of the titbits shared by fans who attended.
  • Alex brought his family to the event – it included Malia with the 3 month old Lion as well as their other two boys Saxon and Spike.  (Of course his assistant Kirsten Rowsey and well as his bodyguard were also there.)
  • The pictures were taken by official photographers and the guest were not allowed to take their own pictures.
  • Alex was also one of the judges of the Trashion show.

 

Judging by the pictures, the event looked like a lot of fun for Alex, his family and the guests.

I am always amazed at how easy Alex make it all look.

To keep smiling and giving everybody a quality moment of his time …..

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#AlexOLoughlin & #ScottCaan at Surf 4 HUGS – Aug 2012

In August 2012 all these pictures of Alex and Scott with some of the people who attended the Surf4HUGS day, were posted on the events’ Facebook page. This was  the only charity event that Alex and Scott both attended, as far as I can recall.

We have never posted all of the pictures before, and I thought it might be a good time to do it now as our reminder of the latest charity of Hawaii Five-0 that you can participate in – and stand a chance to win a set visit while doing so. Here is the link again.

  • What was it all about?

The 9th Annual Surf4Hugs 2012

Another wonderful time at Kuhio Beach for the 9th Annual Surf4Hugs. Surprise guests Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan from Hawaii 5-0 dropped by to show love and support. Mahalo to all the volunteers, Rainbow Drive-in, KOA Surfboard Shop, Coke, HUGS and so many more.

  • What is Surf4HUGS ?

A volunteer effort to allow children with life-threatening diseases a break from the burdens of their medical concerns; our goal is to give the kids a chance to enjoy activities like surf lessons, canoe rides, jet skiing, visiting fun ocean-related venues like the aquarium… complimented by event shirts, photos, food and more!

Smiles, hugs and a child’s first wave standing up… there is nothing better than seeing a child, who has been stricken by a life-threatening disease, and their family enjoying a carefree day at the beach. All worries are cast aside as the family enjoys a much needed day of good fun, friends, food, free t-shirts, commemorative photos, and maybe even a canoe ride with a favorite volunteer.

SURF 4 HUGS was started in Waikiki, Hawaii, in the summer of 2004. In an effort to teach our keiki (children) the value of giving back to those in need, my wife and I encouraged our kids to organize an event. Torrey and Leila came up with the idea of creating an event to support the children and families who are part of the HUGS organization. HUGS, which is an acronym for Help, Understanding, & Group Support, is a Hawaiian non-profit dedicated to helping children with life-threatening diseases across the Hawaiian islands.

The July 11, 2004, event was a huge success and led to the annual event now known as SURF 4 HUGS. It’s been covered by local media, and it’s continued to grow each year. The children and their families are so gracious, excited, and ready to partake in the fun, with a much needed break from the worries of the many diverse concerns that accompany having an ill-family member.

What really thrilled us was the amount of enthusiasm and effort the local community and Waikiki Beach boys are willing to put in each year. Without their support, the events couldn’t take place. And… the food… oh the food… the owners of Rainbow Drive-In have personally shown up each year to cook and serve the food to over 100-150 participants and volunteers. Koa Board sports has provided free boards, rash guards for the kids, Coca-Cola Hawaii has provided an abundance of drinks to keep the kids and families hydrate. We even have several officers from the Police Department who volunteer each year to help make sure that all the kids are smiling.

Remember you can have a look at all of the pictures of the day when you click on the link of the Facebook page. It looks like everybody had lots of fun. Always good to combine charity with fun activities ……

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Aloha to #H50 Cast at Hickam Elementary! (Nov 2011)

There are just about two weeks left for you to donate to the Children’s Hospital in LA, and with the donation to enter and stand a change to win a trip to Hawaii and to visit the set of Hawaii Five-0. Details about it here.

As part of our reminder of the charity that you will take part in, we will try to do a number of post about past goodwill events, that we have not covered yet, in which Alex and or the Hawaii Five-0 cast participated.

Taking you on a trip down memory lane again …… back to November 2011

 We found this gem posted by a lady in Hawaii.

(Remember as usual with all our posts, the link to the original story is in the name.)

 

Aloha On My Mind

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I spent an hour within 5 feet of Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, and Masi Oka.  



Let me share how this came about ….


my son’s elementary school is located on base.  It is an “open” campus with outside access to each classroom.  Two weeks ago, the PTO requested volunteers for a “gardening” project on Sunday, November 13, at 8 am.   The early morning adventure paid off as it was part of Service Nation’s 11 projects across the country to honor Veterans’ Day.  From its website at http://www.servicenation.org,

As we packed up the tools, Service Nation’s organizer, Chris, announced that the students would plant fruit, vegetables, and native Hawaiian plants as part of a day long event, including an outdoor assembly with 

Laird Hamilton, Hawaii’s own surfing legend
Gabrielle Reece, beach volleyball champion
THE CAST OF HAWAII FIVE O.


On Monday morning, I arrived 45 minutes before the outdoor assembly.  As their vans approached the school, I crossed the street to stand behind the students selected to welcome the cast with Kukui nut leis.   It was somewhat surreal to watch the cast exit the vans like normal people.  Unlike the rabid fans at the H5O premiere on Waikiki Beach, nobody was screaming at Hickam Elementary.  

I kept my eye on the VIP room where they met school officials.   When they reemerged and walked toward the new garden, I followed as if I was supposed to be there.   Alex and Scott worked together with students in one flower bed while Daniel and Masi worked together in another.  These guys were great with the students, asking them questions and praising their efforts.   

Alex, of course, spoke in his native Aussie accent.  He challenged Daniel and Masi to a “garden off” to see who had the best garden.  As the cast walked towards the assembly area, I was walking behind Alex – what a sight!  Let me say it again, it was surreal.   It was clear that the cast was there for the kids so I didn’t ask to take a picture with them …. just yet.

 

 

During the assembly, we learned at the American Heart Association sponsored The Teaching Garden and would be working with the Bishop Museum (Hawaii’s own cultural icon) to maintain the native plants.   The principal then introduced Laird HamiltonHawaii’s own surfing enthusiast.  He talked about the importance of good nutrition and giving the best fuel to your best vehicle – your body, “Take care of your body and your body will talk care of you.”

Laird introduced his wife, Gabrielle Reece, who led the students in “playing”, i.e., exercising.  The H50 cast laughed as the kids went wild under Gabrielle’s direction.  She then introduced Daniel Dae Kim at the podium while Alex, Scott, and Masi pushed wheelbarrows in front of the stage, one was filled with vegetables, one was filled with fruit, and one was filled with books.   Daniel shared how he would apply what he learned today from The Teaching Garden to his own effort plant a coconut tree.  He then challenged the children to take care of their own “trees” – bodies – and even their “coconuts” – heads – by filling them with knowledge from school.  The producers of Hawaii Five O donated the books in the wheelbarrow.


Check out the video of their presentation at this the end

The students moved to an open area to perform their “grow” dance to Black Eyed Peas’ I’VE GOT A FEELING.   Some very smart military personnel created a line to take pictures with the cast.  Just as it was my turn to pose with Alex, another woman thought it was her turn.  Normally I would have let the other woman go first, but I had a mission that day!

I also took a picture with Scott.  

My son asked Scott for his autograph.

Just as the crew was getting ready to leave, I spotted Masi walking in my direction.   I asked a woman nearby to take my picture – I think the woman was Daniel’s wife. 

The generals’ spouses were interested in The Teaching Garden so I escorted them to it.  I didn’t want to watch (and cry) as the H50 crew left. 


Have you met a famous person? 

Mahalo,


Kim in Hawaii


  • A big thank you to Kim for that wonderful story that she posted back then.
  • We also added a video of the Hawaii Five-0 actors participation on the day. It includes Alex, Scott and Masi with the wheelbarrows full of fruit and vegetables and books. Daniel making a speech about how he will be, with lots of fertilizer, growing his coconut tree to have a big trunk (to the amusement of Alex, Scott and Masi). Also on the footage you can see the actors helping the kids to plant their gardens.
  • There was also delightful footage of the kids doing their exercises, but we deleted it to avoid copyright infringement because of the music used for it.
  • We also apologize in advance for the sound quality, but the original video was made with the double sound track from the separate footage, overlapping.

Link to the video

 

Trivia

  • On the footage of the day, we could see that the actors were accompanied by their partners. Mia was there with Daniel, Kacy (in a blue dress) was there with Scott and Malia (in a black shirt-dress and hat) & Spike (2 yrs old at the time) was there with Alex. (At first we as fans did not notice Malia on the footage. It was only a week later at the GQ Awards that Alex introduced Malia as his partner to the public. In retrospect we then notice her & Spike on the Vet’s Day footage)

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