Make-A-Wish Iowa is currently granting wishes at a rate of one wish granted every other day! You can help them continue on that wonderful path by lacing up your tennis shoes for one of three upcoming Walk for Wishes events in Council Bluffs on Sept. 7, Davenport on Oct. 4, and Dubuque on Oct. 4, respectively. Fall is a great time to get outside and grant some wishes for children in your community! 

Walk For Wishes (And Run) In Council Bluffs

Sept. 7 is the walk in Council Bluffs, taking place at the Iowa Western Community College: Outdoor Sports Complex (2700 College Road). Check-in and registration goes from 7:30-9 a.m., with a welcome presentation taking place at 8:45 a.m. The walk and run begins at 9 a.m. For the 5k there is a $25 fee but the 3k kids’ run and the walk are both free! As a bonus to participants, anyone who raises at least $25 in pledges will get a Walk for Wishes t-shirt. If you want to guarantee you’ll get your desired shirt size, be sure to register before Aug. 22! Registration is open now, so why wait? If you don’t want to take part in the walk or run but still want to help out, you can also register as a volunteer.

Walk For Wishes And Run In Davenport

The Davenport Walk for Wishes and Run is Oct. 4 at the Modern Woodmen Park (209 S. Gaines St.). The event features a 10k run, 5k run and 1-mile walk. Packet pick-up will take place on Friday, Oct. 3 at the ALCOA parking lot from 4-7 p.m. On race day, the 10k starts off at 10 a.m., followed by the 5k at 10:30 and the 1-mile walk at 10:45 a.m. Registration for the walk or run, which includes a Dri-Fit Walk for Wishes t-shirt, is $30 for ages 13 and up, $20 for ages 5-12, and free for kids under five. Registration on the day of the event increases to $40, so why not register now! If the last thing you want to do on a Saturday is get up and run, Make-A-Wish Iowa has an option for you! The Sleep for Wishes option allows you to still raise funds for Make-A-Wish without even having to get out of bed. Simply raise money for a $25 donation in order to participate and get your cotton Sleeping for Wishes t-shirt.

Walk For Wishes In Dubuque

Also on Oct. 4 is the Dubuque Walk for Wishes taking place on the Heritage Trail. This event has a 5k run or 5k walk option. You can either register as a participant or sponsor a walker or runner. There is no fee to walk or run, but if you’d like a Dri-Fit Walk for Wishes t-shirt you need to make a donation of at least $30. Make sure to submit your donation by Sept. 19 in order to guarantee your shirt size. Registration is open now!

Make Wishes Come True In Your Community

Whether you’re walking in one of these events, volunteering, or sponsoring participants, you are helping make wishes come true for Iowa kids! Last year alone, Make-A-Wish Iowa granted 179 wishes, and you can help them continue that great success this year! If you can’t attend a walk or sponsor a participant, you can still support Make-A-Wish with a vehicle donation. Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Iowa, makes it easy for you to get rid of an unwanted vehicle and support a cause you care about! Donating is easy, provides a great tax deduction for you, is eco-friendly, and most importantly helps wishes come true for kids in your community! Simply call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out a donation form online to transform your car into a wish today!