The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii will host a 25-year anniversary event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
The charity organization's staff and board members will be there, along with Ronald McDonald, who will perform a special show, meet attendees and pose for photos. In addition to the Ronald McDonald Show, there will be musical performances by Kaniala Masoe, Josh Tatofi and Ekolu Kalama.
There will also be face painting and glitter tattoos, coloring and balloon decorating. Participants will have a chance to win a MOBI PCS Hele High Speed Internet device with six months of free service, plus other prizes.
The charity's representatives will share information about the Ronald McDonald House program, which each year provides a "home-away-from-home" on Oahu for dozens of Maui families who need to travel there for treatment of a child's serious illness or injury.
Since opening in 1987, it has provided a place for the families of more than 10,000 seriously ill children from the Neighbor Islands, Guam, Saipan and other Pacific islands who came to Honolulu for the medical care they need.
"We have served more than two thousand families from Maui since opening," said Ronald McDonald House President Jerri Chong. "It would be so great if, through this event at the mall, we can reconnect with some of those families that have stayed at the House over the years. They are all part of our special ohana."