In Hawaiian, “maka maka” means “friend”. At Maui Jim, it symbolizes a 3 mile fun run and 1.5 mile walk to benefit the Peoria Friendship House. The 20th Annual Maui Jim Maka Maka Fun Run and Walk will take place on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 6:00 pm at Maui Jim’s tropical atmosphere on North Allen Road in Peoria, Illinois.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Peoria Friendship House, which has been providing services in the near North side of Peoria for over 60 years. The mission of Peoria Friendship House is to do the work of Jesus Christ, providing relief, respect, and renewal to Peoria’s most vulnerable individuals and families. Through the simple gesture of a free meal, a clean shirt, or a safe place to learn, Friendship House offers the hope of a new start to the least, the last, and the lost. The Peoria Friendship House is also a home away from home for many people that are less fortunate