There’s nothing like a long walk on a late spring afternoon. But what if you could do that and raise money for a great cause? That’s exactly what the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Walk For Wishes aims to do. And there are two opportunities to get involved for this fabulous cause!

The first event is the East Bay Walk For Wishes at St. Mary’s College in Moraga on Saturday, June 1, with the Monterey Bay Walk For Wishes on June 15 at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Registration fees for each event are $25 for adults and $15 for children if you register before May 20. After May 20, registration is $30 for adults and $20 for children. Make-A-Wish wish children and their families walk for free! This 5K walk/fun run is family-friendly and dog-friendly, and is both wheelchair and stroller accessible.

A Morning Full Of Fun

Walk day includes food and entertainment, with a focus on wish-granting and Make-A-Wish wish children. On each walk day from 8-9 a.m. there is registration, breakfast and pre-walk entertainment. The walks begin at 9 a.m. with food and more entertainment available at the finish line from 10-11 a.m. You can also bring your own food for a post-walk picnic. Click here to learn more about the walks, and you can pick which event you want to sign up for.

Raise Money, Win Prizes

The most important part of the walks is to help raise valuable funds for Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. The more you raise, the more prizes you’ll be eligible to win. Raising more than $100 gets you a commemorative t-shirt. If you raise more than $250, you get a t-shirt and Make-A-Wish water bottle.

Raising more than $500 gets you into the Power Walker Club, which gets you a t-shirt, water bottle and entry to a win a getaway for four in Huntington Beach. You also get expedited registration on event day, and listing in the Walk for Wishes Hall of Fame for a year on and five complimentary raffle tickets on event day. If you raise more than $1,000, you get all the Power Walker Club benefits, plus a customized Make-A-Wish logo item.

The five teams that collectively raise the most money are named the Walk for Wishes Fab 5.  The Walk for Wishes Fab 5 receive: An exclusive meeting area for your team on the day of the event; expedited registration for your team on event day; team listing in the Walk for Wishes Hall of Fame for a year on; and a special team shout-out from the MC on Walk day.

Share Your Donation To Inspire Others

Studies show that people who make a donation to their own fundraising efforts ultimately raise more in donations from other people than those who don’t. Making a personal donation is a great way to show your network that Make-A-Wish isn’t something you’re just asking them to support, but that you’re a supporter too! Once you’ve made your self-donation, don’t forget to share it on Facebook and Twitter for all to see!

Help Make-A-Wish Even If You Can’t Attend

You can still help to grant wishes for a local kid in your community even if you can’t attend this wonderful Make-A-Wish event. Consider making a car donation to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.

Wheels For Wishes accepts vehicles in any condition so Make-A-Wish can continue to grant wishes for local kids in your community. Donate a car, truck, SUV, RV, motorcycle, or boat, and help turn your unwanted vehicle into a wish come true.

To donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, please call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out our easy vehicle donation form. You won’t regret it!