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Three Walks For Wishes In South Carolina

March 15, 2016

Spring in South Carolina is a great time of the year, and this year, Make-A-Wish South Carolina is holding three Walk For Wishes events across the state to help raise money to grant more wishes. The average cost of a wish in South Carolina is $7,500, so your participation can make a huge difference.

Walk For Wishes Lowcountry, March 26

Make-A-Wish South Carolina will host the inaugural Walk For Wishes 5K Walk/Run at Jarvis Park in Hilton Head Island. After completing the 5K, there’s a lot for the entire family to enjoy. The post-walk festivities will include fun, food and entertainment. Event highlights include: an Easter egg hunt, visits with the Easter Bunny and photo opportunities, race awards, a bounce house, face painting and balloon animals.

Registration fees are $30 for adults, $20 for ages 13 to 17 and $10 for ages 12 and under. You can register at the event's website, where you can also donate to a team or donate to an individual.

The event starts with check-in at 8 a.m., opening ceremonies at 8:45 with the festivities going from 9 a.m.-noon.

Walk For Wishes Upstate, April 23

The Greenville and Upstate area Walk For Wishes will be at Gateway Park in Traveler's Rest. The event starts with check-in at 9 a.m., opening ceremonies begin at 9:45 with the festivities lasting from 10 a.m.-noon. There is no fee for this event, so participants are encouraged to raise as much money as they can. The top three individual fundraisers and teams will be awarded at the opening ceremonies. You can register at the event's website, where you can also donate to a team or donate to an individual.

Walk For Wishes Piedmont, April 30

The Rock Hill and Fort Mill-area Walk for Wishes will be held at Anne Springs Close Greenway (288 Dairy Barn Lane) in Fort Mill. Check-in starts at 9 a.m., opening ceremonies at 9:45 with the festivities going from 10 a.m.-noon. The event is free to participate in, and prizes for fundraising start with $100 raised. The top three individual and team fundraisers will be awarded at the opening ceremonies. You can register online, where you can also donate to a team or donate to an individual.

Sponsor The Walks

If you or your company is interested, you can also help by sponsoring the event. Available sponsorships include:

  • Presenting ($10,000)
  • Wish Granters ($5,000)
  • Star of Hope ($2,500)
  • Star of Strength ($1,000)
  • Star of Joy ($500)

Can’t Make The Walk? You Can Still Help Make-A-Wish

There are other ways you can help Make-A-Wish South Carolina, without going to the Walk For Wishes events this spring. One of those ways is by donating  an unwanted vehicle to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish South Carolina. Donating a vehicle helps kids in Columbia, Charleston and throughout the Palmetto State. It also saves you the time and money spent on selling an unwanted vehicle that will be transformed into a wish for a local child. It also gives you a great tax deduction at the same time. Wheels For Wishes is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your donation is 100 percent tax deductible. Your car can make a wish come true!

To donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, please call us at 1-855-278-9474, or fill out our easy online vehicle donation form. You will feel great about what your old car can do for a local child!

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