After many months of winter, digging out from historic snowfalls, and bundling up just to go get the mail, spring is a welcome sight. One of the great rites of spring is dusting off your golf clubs and taking in 18 holes on a beautiful afternoon. This April and May, you can do just that while helping Make-A-Wish at one of five different golf outings around the country. Each event is a fundraiser that helps a local Make-A-Wish chapter raise money to grant wishes for children with a critical illness.
Wish Upon A Par, April 27
Make-A-Wish North Texas presents the 5th annual Wish Upon A Par golf tournament at River Crest Country Club in Ft. Worth (1501 Western Ave.). Last year's event raised more than $145,000 – which was enough to fund more than 15 wishes. For more information about signing up for this year's event or becoming a sponsor, e-mail Lauren Grady at email@example.com.
This April, take the opportunity to learn about four kinds of cancer and help spread awareness to your friends and family. April is dedicated to head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer and testicular cancer. While these cancers rarely affect children, it is possible. Cancer awareness months are a great time to learn more about the symptoms of cancer, but also the preventable risk factors. While many risk factors are unavoidable, tobacco use is one of the main risk factors for head, neck and esophageal cancer and it's never too early to teach your kids about avoiding tobacco.
WhatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s better than a long walk on a beautiful San Diego morning? When you get to help kids with a dream in the process! Make-A-Wish San DiegoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Walk For Wishes takes place on Saturday, April 25, at Embarcadero Marina South. All of the proceeds from the walk will benefit Make-A-Wish San Diego, and the money raised will help pay for the wishes of children with critical illnesses.
Make A Difference In Your Community
Participating in the Walk For Wishes allows you to personally make a difference in the community in which you live. Participation in Walk For Wishes is free for all walkers, and you're encouraged to raise money by collecting donations from friends, family and co-workers to help Make-A-Wish San Diego. This year's goal is to raise $200,000, which will help grant about 20 wishes. If you raise at least $100, you get a commemorative event t-shirt, and raising at least $500 earns you a reusable Make-A-Wish shopping bag.
Make-A-Wish works to grant the wishes of children between the age of 2 ½ and 18 who are battling a critical illness, or who are suffering from a progressive, degenerative, or malignant condition that places the child’s life in jeopardy. Last year alone, more than 14,000 wishes were granted across the country! Make-A-Wish helps to bring hope, strength, and joy back into the lives of children, and this year during the 10th Annual World Down Syndrome Day, you may choose to play a part in helping to grant a wish for a local child through a car donation to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish.
Walking is a great way to get exercise and it’s the perfect way to spend a sunny Tampa day, especially if you’re walking for a good cause. Did you know that simply walking along Curtis Hixon Park could grant the wishes of Tampa-area children who are battling critical illnesses? When you participate in the Tampa Bay Walk for Wishes on April 11, you can help to make wishes come true for Central and Northern Florida kids!
The 2015 Southern Tier 5K Walk/Run For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Central New York takes place April 25 in Binghamton. Enjoy a fun-filled morning in Recreation Park as you walk or run a 5k to help wishes come true in places like Syracuse, Oswego, Ithaca, and all over central New York. Make-A-Wish Central New York has granted more than 1,500 wishes since 1985, and you can help them grant even more when you lace up your shoes this April!
Do you have an unwanted car, boat, truck, motorcycle, ATV, RV, or Jet Ski that you longer want or need? Is the vehicle taking up space in your driveway, garage, or shed, or are you paying to store it somewhere? Are you paying for car insurance on a vehicle that you hardly, if ever use? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it might be a good time to think about donating your car to charity.
Looking for a fun family activity that supports a great cause this spring? Join in on the 8th Annual Walk For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles on April 18. Walkers, volunteers, Wish Families, teams and companies will gather to celebrate the 8,700 wishes already granted by Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles, all while raising funds to grant even more wishes in the future. This year's event hopes to raise enough money to grant 340 wishes, and you can help make that happen!
If you’re a skilled runner and you’d love to partake in a half marathon and 10k race to benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois, or if you’d like to party for a good cause, there are several great events this April that will allow you to make wishes come true for Illinois kids. The events take place on April 10 and April 11, so clear your schedule and register for these fun events today!
If you'd like to attend a gala or party for Make-A-Wish Iowa, you have four great options to choose from this April and May. Or if you'd rather get out and enjoy the spring weather to help grant wishes, lace up your running shoes for the Cedar Valley Walk For Wishes. No matter what you choose, you can have a blast this spring, all while supporting a wonderful cause.
March is not only Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, but also Kidney Cancer Awareness Month and Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month. Learn more about these diseases, what the signs and symptoms might be, and how you can help to spread awareness during the month of March. Awareness can help to save lives! You may even wish to donate a car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, to grant the wishes of children who may be battling these diseases.
What's better than taking a long walk in the beautiful spring air? When you can raise money for a worthy cause while doing it! Walk For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire takes place on two different weekends.
The Walk For Wishes Inland Empire is Saturday, April 11, at Fairmount Park in Riverside, and Walk For Wishes Orange County is Saturday, April 18, at Orange County Great Park in Irvine. All of the proceeds from the walks will benefit Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire. The money raised will help pay for the wishes of children with critical illnesses.
You will have a great opportunity to grant wishes for Georgia kids when you attend the Make-A-Wish Georgia Walk For Wishes event on March 21. Taking place at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion, participants will enjoy fun activities for the whole family, including a nearly two-mile walk. Walk at your own pace and help to make Georgia wishes come true. Dogs (with leashes) are also welcome to attend!
Early April in Massachusetts is more than just Patriot's Day and the Boston Marathon. For Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, it offers an opportunity to go to two great events that will help raise the necessary money to grant wishes for children with critical illnesses.
E readers and downloadable audio books each offer something special, but in an increasingly digital world, there's something extra special about sitting down with your kids to read a story from a real book. If you could use more family reading time, March 2 might be a great time to get started. In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2 is Read Across America Day, a day that's all about getting kids excited about reading.
Did you know that, by weight, paper accounts for over half of all the material that is recycled in the United States? About 65 percent of all paper is currently recycled each year in the United States, which is more than any other material including metal, glass and plastic. However, the EPA reports that 27 percent of residential trash is paper, the highest percentage of any type of household waste.
Spring is in the air, which means it's time to get signed up for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic's annual Walk For Wishes. Depending on where you live in the Mid-Atlantic Make-A-Wish area, there are four opportunities for you to take part in Walk For Wishes: Fairfax, Va., at the Mosaic District; Baltimore at the Baltimore Zoo; Washington, D.C. on the historic National Mall; and Annapolis at the Annapolis Towne Center. All proceeds from the walks will benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, so you can raise money to help grant the wish of a local child.
Gallbladder cancer and bile duct cancer are rare, which is why it's so important to learn about the signs and symptoms and help spread awareness. Here at Wheels For Wishes, we are helping Make-A-Wish with our car donation program, but we also love to help spread awareness about different types of medical conditions. If you don't know much about gallbladder or bile duct cancer, February is a great time to learn more and share the knowledge so that more cases can be found and prevented.
Whether you like an evening of watching celebrities dance or a morning out for a nice walk with friends, you can help Make-A-Wish North Texas in March, at either Waltzing for Wishes in Lubbock, or Walk For Wishes in Dallas. While wishes come in all shapes and sizes, the average cost of a wish is $8,000, which makes this event all so important to helping a child with a critical illness. Whether you are a sponsor or not, your support can provide a child in your community with hope for better times and the joy of experiencing the present.
Enjoy A Magical Evening While Helping To Grant Wishes
The 9th annual Waltzing for Wishes Gala on March 21 will feature local "celebrity dancers" who are matched with a professional dance partner. After weeks of dances lessons, each dancer will show off their talents and dazzle the audience with their grace and newfound skills.
When you participate in either of the two Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Walk For Wishes events this March 8 and 22, you can help to make wishes come true for kids between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 who are living in cities like Boston, Springfield, Worcester, Providence, and more. Kids who are battling critical illnesses can benefit from the wonderful work that Make-A-Wish does, and joining in on the Walk For Wishes events can make it all possible.