Spring is in the air, which means it’s time to get signed up for Make-A-Wish North Texas’s 8th Annual Walk For Wishes at Williams Square in Irving. The goal of the walk is to raise more than $250,000, and all of the proceeds from the walk will benefit Make-A-Wish North Texas, and the money raised will help pay for the wishes of children with critical illnesses.

Make A Difference In Your Own Community

Participating in a Walk For Wishes allows you to personally make a difference in the community you live in. Registration is $20 for adults and $15 for children aged 5-12. Walkers are encouraged to raise $100 and there are incentives available for different levels of fundraising.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the walk starting at 9 a.m. Perks for taking part in the walk include: Complimentary food and beverages before and after the walk; live entertainment; a team photo opportunity; and a Kids Zone that includes face painting, games, bounce house and more!

Different from past years is that the event is not a 5K run, it is only a walk. Participants may run the 5K course, but organizers request that the runners start at the front of the pack. There walk will not be a timed event, so runners will have to time themselves.

Register Online Today

Walkers can register as teams, so if you have a group of family, friends or co-workers, you can form a team and start raising money today! There are team incentives as well, as awards for the best team shirts, so make sure you get really creative.

When you Walk for Wishes, you will feel great about bringing joy and hope to a local child. Wish kids also attend and they will get so much joy from seeing how many caring, supportive people are there walking for them!

Other Ways To Donate

If you are unable to attend, you can still  sponsor another walker, or make a general donation Or, you can always donate a car to to  Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish North Texas, where your car will benefit Make-A-Wish and be transformed into a wish for a local child.

Whether you walk or donate your car, you are doing your part to help grant the wish of a local child in your community.