This year, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles will try to grant 350 wishes to children with critical illnesses. You can help play a big part in making those wishes come true. The 7th Annual Walk For Wishes is on June 21 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, from 9 a.m.-noon. Walk For Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish signature fundraiser that celebrates the thousands of wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes.

Registration for the event is $35 until June 20, or $40 on the morning of the event. You can register online, help by supporting another walker or support a team that is participating. The event’s goal is to raise $300,000, and you can help meet that goal by walking, or by making a general donation to support the event. 

For general event questions, including how to register or start a team, or 310-788-9464. For corporate sponsorship opportunities, including in-kind, contact Ashley Murphy at, or by calling 310-788-9464, extension 104.

Stay And Celebrate

After walking though Exposition Park’s 160 acres, there’s a lot for the entire family to enjoy! Post-walk festivities include fun, food and entertainment. From face painting to crafts, there is something for everyone.

You also can experience the fun of science, math and technology learning at the California Science Center, explore natural and cultural worlds at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, discover the recently renovated California African-American Museum or simply relax in the splendor of the Rose Garden. The landmark Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena offer the excitement of world-class competition, while the EXPO Center is a hub of recreational activity for the neighborhood.

Other Ways To Help Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles helps grant wishes for children with critical illnesses all over Los Angeles County, including cities like Pasadena, Long Beach and Santa Clarita. However, if you can’t make the event, you can still help to grant wishes for local kids in your community. Consider making a car donation to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles.

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. You not only get the satisfaction of helping a child, you get a tax deduction when you file your 2014 taxes.

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!