“German Tiger” Runs Honolulu Marathon for Make A Wish Hawaii

When Martin “The German Tiger” Tobry approached Discover Hawaii Tours about sponsoring his Honolulu Marathon run for Make A Wish Hawaii we were ecstatic. A big congratulations to Martin, who had a great finish and is well on his way to reaching his fundraising goal. Here’s a look at his run and his path to helping make the dreams of a special little girl a reality!

Make A Wish Hawaii: Making Dreams Come True

Make A Wish Hawaii grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Many children wish to visit places their conditions would normally prevent them from being able to see. Martin ran for 11-year-old Skylar who has Lupus. Skylar has to wear hats for protection, and she wants to start a sun-safe hat business and educate other children on sun safety. She is an amazing, caring, dynamic young lady with a big heart and a passion for the health of other people. It is in this selfless spirit that her dream comes from: To start a hat business making cool hats for kids which protects them from harmful UV rays and educates them on sun safety. Discover more about Skylar’s story on her Make A Wish Hawaii webpage.

The “German Tiger” Runs Down Competition

Martin is part of the Hawaii Pacific University’s Enactus Entrepreneurship Team which is working hard to bring Skylar’s dream to life. Here’s what the university had to say about the team helping Skylar: “Good luck to Martin “The German Tiger” Tobry in the Honolulu Marathon! He is running on behalf of Skylar, 11, who has lupus, and Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Tobry is a member of HPU’s Enactus entrepreneurship team working with Skylar. She needs to wear hats for protection and wants to start a sun-safe hat business and educate kids about sun safety.”
Martin had a really impressive finish. 95th out of 25,000 and a time of 3 hours 5 minutes! He ran the Honolulu Marathon with a picture of Skylar in his hand to give him the motivation to keep pushing hard, stay strong, and finish well for her.
Martin Crossing the finish line with every right to be proud. Not only did he have an excellent finish, he made Skylar proud

Martin Crossing the finish line with every right to be proud. Not only did he have an excellent finish, he made Skylar proud!

“How can I help Make A Wish Hawaii?”

Martin’s fundraising goal is $2,000. So far he’s raised $1,020 which includes a $250 donation from Discover Hawaii Tours. Would you like to help Skylar in her dream to start her sun-safe hat business and educate children about sun safety? Every dollar counts, and you can help Martin & Skylar’s dream come true on their Make A Wish Donation Page. Congratulate Martin on his efforts to help Skylar and for his great finish by sending him a message on Facebook. See all the wonderful ways the Make A Wish Hawaii Foundation makes a difference for children with illness. Once again a big congratulations to Martin for his great finish and for doing everything he can to make Skylar’s dreams come true. Alooooooha!

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