April and May are big months for Walk For Wishes events, and the best part about the walks are that they help to grant wishes for kids in your community. Many Make-A-Wish chapters have Walk For Wishes events, so when you walk for your local Make-A-Wish chapter, you can help grant wishes wherever you live.
Walk In Binghamton To Benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York
The Make-A-Wish Central New York Southern Tier 5K Run/Walk For Wishes event will be held on Saturday, April 26, in Recreation Park at the Lee Barta Course in Binghamton (Beethovan Street). Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the Run and Walk will begin at 9 and 9:05 a.m.
Register as an adult walker or runner by April 15 for $25 and receive an event t-shirt. Participants under the age of 12 can walk for free, but those who earn at least $25 in fundraising will receive an event t-shirt. For more information, please visit the Southern Tier 5K Run/Walk event page. Top fundraisers will be rewarded and your participation grants wishes for kids in Syracuse, Oswego, Ithaca, and more!
Burn Calories And Benefit San Diego Kids
Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a beautiful San Diego day while walking for wishes? Burn some calories and help to grant wishes at the same time at the San Diego Walk For Wishes event at The Embarcadero in Downtown San Diego. Enjoy a 3-mile walk around the San Diego Harbor and help Make-A-Wish San Diego reach their goal of raising $200,000 for San Diego kids battling life-threatening medical conditions.
The San Diego Walk For Wishes event will be held on April 26 with registration taking place 7-8 a.m. and the walk going from 8-10 a.m. After you’ve burned enough calories, indulge in the post-walk pancake breakfast from 10 a.m.-Noon!
Registration is $27 for adults ages 17 or older, and children walk for $17. In addition to your registration fee, fundraising is encouraged. The top two fundraisers will be rewarded with tickets to attend the spectacular Make-A-Wish San Diego Roll Out the Barrel event on July 12! Register today and begin your fundraising which will benefit kids in Escondido, Carlsbad, Chula Vista and Oceanside.
Atlanta Is The Place To Walk May 3
On May 3, you will want to be at Phillips Arena for the Make-A-Wish Georgia Walk For Wishes event. Walk activities begin at 8 a.m. with the walk following at 9 a.m. Participants walk for free but fundraising is encouraged to help Make-A-Wish Georgia grant the wishes of kids with life-threatening medical conditions.
Participants who raise between $100-$249 will receive a Walk For Wishes t-shirt, and those who raise between $250-$999 will receive admission into the Silver Grand Prize drawings plus a Walk For Wishes t-shirt. Walkers who raise over $1,000 will enjoy VIP status at the event, a Walk For Wishes t-shirt, and entry into the Platinum, Gold, and Silver Grand Prize drawings. Register to walk in Georgia today to help kids in Atlanta, Augusta, Athens and Savannah.
Walk In Richmond To Grant Wishes For Virginia Kids
If you live in the Richmond, Va., area, attend the May 3 Walk For Wishes event to grant wishes for kids in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Roanoke, Newport News, Richmond, and Chesapeake. Taking place at Dorey Park (2999 Darbytown Road in Henrico), the Greater Richmond Walk For Wishes event will feature fun for the entire family. Registration goes from 8-9 a.m. with the walk starting at 9 a.m. Fun celebratory activities will be held between 10 a.m.- Noon.
Register today, there is no charge to participate, but you can fundraise to help Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia continue to grant wishes for kids every 38 minutes!
Walk At Jungle Island To Benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida
The Miami Walk/Run For Wishes event will be held on May 4 at Jungle Island (1111 Parrot Jungle Trail). At last year’s Miami Walk/Run For Wishes, more than 500 people gathered together to grant the wishes of 10 wonderful wish kids. More than $50,000 was raised! Burn some calories at this year’s fun walk/run event, and enjoy a light breakfast and walk activities after finishing the race.
Adults ages 13 and up can register for $30, and kids can register for $15. Registration includes a walk t-shirt when registered by April 18. Same-day registration is available at 7:15 a.m. on the morning of the walk but fees will be $35 for adults and $20 for kids. Fundraising is also encouraged to help grant wishes for kids in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Miami Gardens, Cape Coral, Hialeah, Miami, and Port St. Lucie. Head on over to Jungle Island for the 8:15 a.m. 5K Walk/Run, and stay for Jungle Island Fun beginning at 10 a.m.
Walk To Grant Wishes At Beardsley Zoo In Bridgeport, Connecticut
When you walk to grant wishes in Bridgeport, Connecticut on May 10, you can enjoy Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo while also participating in a fun, noncompetitive one-mile walk. Earned proceeds from the walk benefit Make-A-Wish Connecticut and help to grant wishes for deserving kids in Hartford, New Haven, Stamford and Bridgeport.
This afternoon’s walk is free for participants, but fundraising will help Make-A-Wish Connecticut grant the wishes of kids with life-threatening medical conditions. Register today or register from 4:30-5:30 pm. on the day of the Walk For Wishes event, and begin walking at 5:30. Enjoy a fun Wish Celebration party from 6:30-8 p.m.
These Walk For Wishes events are coming up fast, so register and begin fundraising today! With your help, kids in your community will have an exciting chance to receive their greatest wish granted.
Looking For More Ways To Give Back?
Wheels For Wishes is a proud supporter of the Make-A-Wish Walk For Wishes events, and Wheels For Wishes also works to support Make-A-Wish on a daily basis. Wheels For Wishes accepts vehicle donations and donates the earned proceeds from recycled or auctioned vehicles to Make-A-Wish. Find your local chapter and donate a car today, you will not regret it!
To donate a car, simply call us at 1-877-431-9474 or fill out a vehicle donation form online.