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Three Fun-Filled Events To Benefit Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware, And Susquehanna Valley

September 13, 2015

This October, there are three fun events for you to participate in that will support Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware, and Susquehanna Valley. Serving 10 counties within southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware, Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware, and Susquehanna Valley granted 275 wishes during the 2014 year. This year they hope to grant even more wishes, and your support can help to make this possible. 

Walk To Make Wishes Come True

According to Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware, and Susquehanna Valley, their most popular wish request involves a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, and 50 percent of these children ask to meet Mickey Mouse. You can help to ensure that each and every Wish Kid has this magical opportunity, and there are three fun ways for you to do so. Two of those opportunities involve Walk for Wishes events in Harrisburg or Philadelphia.

If you enjoy walking or running, then you’ll love the Walk for Wishes events. Full of fun and energy, these events are the perfect way to get the whole family involved in the wish-granting process. All you need to do is register as a team or an individual in Philadelphia or Harrisburg, and then you can begin fundraising for Make-A-Wish.

Register Today

The Philadelphia Walk for Wishes will be held at the Philadelphia Zoo on Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Registration for the Philadelphia walk is as follows:

  • $20 for children and adults ages 12 and up (online before Oct. 7)

  • $25 on-site registration (after Oct. 7), or $10 for kids 11 and under

  • Kids 11 and under walk for free if registered online before Oct. 7

All guests who register before Sept. 27 will receive a free event t-shirt! The Harrisburg Walk for Wishes event will be held at City Island at 10 a.m. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. The Harrisburg Walk for Wishes registration includes:

  • $15 for children and adults 16 and up (before Oct. 14)

  • Kids 15 and under walk for free (before Oct. 14)

  • $20 on-site registration (after Oct. 14)

Get registered today and start granting wishes!

Wish Upon A Food Truck

Can’t make either of the Walk for Wishes events? The Wish Upon A Food Truck Festival might be a better way for you to get involved. Taking place in the parking lot of Gander Mountain (5005 Jonestown Road in Harrisburg), guests can stop by to enjoy food, raffles, and music between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Oct. 24.

The Food Truck Festival will include 18 different food trucks and many of them have been featured on The Food Network, The Cooking Channel, and A&E. All earned proceeds from the event will benefit Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware, and Susquehanna Valley. Don’t miss out on this fun and delicious opportunity to help your local Make-A-Wish chapter.

Looking For More Ways To Give Back?

Whether you will attend these three events or not, you can always support Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware, and Susquehanna Valley when you donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes.

Wheels For Wishes is a vehicle donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish. Donors receive free pick up or towing of most makes and models of vehicles, whether they run or not. You also receive a great tax deduction. Plus, donated vehicles are recycled or auctioned off to benefit Make-A-Wish. What could be better than that? Your donation even supports the green movement!

Donate your car, truck, boat, or camper today and help to make wishes come true for kids in your community. Simply call 1-855-278-9474 or fill out an online donation form

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