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Participate In One Of These Five Springtime Events To Benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

Posted in Donate Car News, Friday, March 13, 2015
Participate In One Of These Five Springtime Events To Benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

The months of April and May are busy times for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. With five events going on throughout April and May, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Each event will help to raise money for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana and will help to grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Register for one of these five events and feel great about supporting an amazing cause while also having a great time this spring!

Walk For Wishes At 5th Annual OFS Brands in Huntingburg

Taking place on Saturday, April 18, the 5th Annual OFS Brands Huntingburg Walk For Wishes event will bring together more than 200 walkers, sponsors, and Make-A-Wish volunteers. Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana has more than 800 children waiting to have their wish fulfilled, and this is just one of the opportunities to help. During the OFS Brands Walk For Wishes event, the chapter hopes to raise more than $6,000.

Register today for $25 for adults or $10 for walkers under the age of 17. Start a Walk Team, join a Walk Team, or join as an Individual Walker. If you cannot attend the walk, become a Virtual Walker at no cost and fundraise online for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana.

Don’t miss this fun, family-friendly 5K walk/run or a 10K run followed by a Finish Line Celebration, which will include music, food, and fun! Plus, each participant will receive an official walk t-shirt.

Register online or on the day of the walk. Registration and mandatory check-in will be held from 9-10 a.m. on April 18, with a Pre-Race Stretch and Yes Power Yoga to follow from 9:45-10 a.m. The Walk Kickoff will be held at 10 a.m.

Don’t miss this event! Learn more about the Walk For Wishes event here.

Don’t Miss Indianapolis Big Wish Gala

If you live near Indianapolis, you won’t want to miss the Indianapolis Big Wish Gala taking place on April 17 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis (10 S. West Street). This spectacular evening of wish granting will feature a live and silent auction, sit down dinner, and a few surprises throughout the night. Former Wish Kids and their families will also share inspirational stories about the impact that Make-A-Wish has made on their lives.

Purchase your tickets for $400 each. Sponsorship opportunities start at $4,000. RSVP through Kelsey Leichtnam at kelseyl@makeawishindiana.org.

On the day of the Gala, registration, cocktails, and the silent auction will all begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Wish Program will follow at 7:30 p.m., and the event will conclude at approximately 10 p.m.

Can’t Make The Indianapolis Big Wish Gala? Attend In Cleveland

If you live in Ohio rather than Indiana, the Cleveland Big Wish Gala on April 23 might be a better fit for you. This event takes place at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center (127 Public Square). Similar to the Indianapolis Big Wish Gala, the event will feature a live and silent auction, surprises, and a sit down dinner. Wish Kids and their families will also be present.

Purchase your tickets for $300 each by contacting Ashley Korbas at ashleyk@makeawishohio.org. Sponsorship opportunities start at $3,000.

The Big Wish Gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. on April 23 with registration, cocktails, and the silent auction. At 7 p.m., the dinner and Wish Program will take place, with the event concluding at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Spring Fling 5K And Fun Run

Taking place in Fishers, Ind. on April 25 from 8 a.m. until noon is the Spring Fling 5K and Fun Run. Hosted by the Primrose School of West Fishers, this family-friendly event welcomes runners and walkers of all skill levels.

Registration for people ages 13 and up is $25 and registration for children under the age of 12 is $10. Registration includes a t-shirt, race number, and goody bag! Goody bags can be picked up at the Primrose School of West Fishers (12609 Parkside Drive) between April 21-24.

On the day of the race, arrive by 8 a.m. and enjoy an 8:30 a.m. start for walkers and runners. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Abby Steffen at asteffen@primrosewestfishers.com.

This is the Primrose School’s third year fundraising for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, and they have raised more than $13,900 to date!

A Mini Marathon With A Meaning

On May 2, don’t miss the 2015 Mini Marathon with a Meaning in Downtown Indianapolis. Join Team Make-A-Wish in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K. Registration for this event is open until March 23. Register at no cost with code Makeawish2015. This race attracts more than 35,000 runners each year! After you have registered on the race website, be sure to register on the Make-A-Wish website.

Although there is no cost to register for this race, participants are asked to raise at least $100, with a goal of $250. Earned proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana and directly help to grant the wishes of local children.

If you have any questions about this race, please contact Amanda Pierce at amandap@makeawishindiana.org.

If You Cannot Attend, Donate Your Car

Donating a car may not seem like much to you, but it can actually help to grant the wishes of kids battling life-threatening medical conditions. When you donate a car to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, your car donation will benefit children living in areas like  AkronCincinnati, ColumbusToledoFort WayneEvansvilleLouisville, and Lexington.

To donate a car to charity, please call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out an online vehicle donation form. Help to make a different in the lives of local children this month by donating your car to Wheels For Wishes! 

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