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Two May Events To Support Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

April 19, 2015

Whether you are looking for a black-tie night out, or a way to get the kids out and active, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic has two May events that you can take part in.

The first of the two May Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic events is the Evening of Wishes gala, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on May 16 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. Join wish volunteers and supporters at this elegant evening which will help to make wishes come true for local children. The evening includes special food, entertainment, a large silent auction and promises to be a special wish experience. Supporters big and small are invited to enjoy this great evening. Get your individual tickets today for $1,000 or purchase a table at the event for $10,000. Other sponsorship opportunities are still available including:

  • Star Sponsor: $50,000
  • Wish Sponsor: $25,000
  • Hope Sponsor: $15,000
  • Strength Sponsor: $10,000
  • Joy Sponsor: $5,000
  • Supporter: $2,500

Purchase your tickets or become a sponsor today. You can learn more about the Make-A-Wish Gala by visiting the event website. Learn what each sponsorship includes and how you can make a difference in 2015 by taking part in the event or donating an item for the silent auction. Make plans to attend the Make-A-Wish Gala today.

Get Your Child Active At The Sixth Annual Kids Triathlon

Whether your child is active all of the time or not, they will love taking part in the Sixth Annual Make-A-Wish Kids Triathlon. This community-wide celebration is scheduled for May 17, with opening remarks starting at 8:30 a.m. Children from ages 5-6 will begin their triathlon at 9 a.m. with older children beginning 15 minutes later. The triathlon begins at Padonia Park Club in Cockeysville, Md. Activities at the picnic area will begin following the start of the race at about 10 a.m. A picnic-style lunch will be served at 11 a.m.

Children of all ages and backgrounds will benefit from this fun event, as all participants are winners! Swim, bike and run to fundraise for children in the community facing a critical illness. Top finishers at the event will receive an award, but all participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt, goodie bag and victory medal. Children can collect their awards at the awards ceremony, scheduled for approximately 11:15 a.m., following the triathlon.

The registration fee is $45 per child, but participants are encouraged to raise $100 in pledges. This event gives children the opportunity to learn about the power of philanthropy while also enjoying some time exercising outside. Those children who raise the most funds for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic will be eligible for some great prizes. If you would like to register for the triathlon or if you have any questions, visit the event website or contact your Make-A-Wish chapter at events@midatlantic.wish.org or 301-962-WISH (9474). Parking is available onsite, so get your directions and circle May 18 on your calendar today! Children must be accompanied by an adult, and an adult is required in order to register.

Help Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Reach Its Goals

In 2014, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic granted the wishes of 395 children. At an average wish cost of $7,500, nearly $3 million went toward granting wishes for children in our local community. You can help when you take part in events like the Evening of Wishes, Make-A-Wish Kids Triathlon, or one of the Walks For Wishes throughout the region.

Another way you can help Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is by donating a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. Both are great ways to help grant the wish of a local child in your community.

To benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, you can donate a car, truck, SUV, RV, boat or motorcycle to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic's car donation charity, Wheels For Wishes. Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic helps kids throughout the region and will help turn your unwanted vehicle into a wish for a local child. Wheels For Wishes takes care of all the work for you.

Wheels For Wishes accepts most makes and models, and vehicles are picked-up or towed away at absolutely no charge to you. Plus, it's easy to donate! Cars, trucks, boats, campers – just give us a call at 1-855-278-9474 or fill out our online donation form. Either way is easy and will help to grant a wish for a local child!

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