This spring, there are three great opportunities to help Make-A-Wish Oregon to grant the wishes of Oregon kids. On Saturday, April 26, enjoy a Walk For Wishes event in Salem, which will be the perfect warm-up opportunity before the Make-A-Wish Oregon Sense 5K on Saturday, May 3. After you’ve burned some calories while walking or running, treat yourself to a plate of waffles at the Waffles and Wishes fundraiser on Thursday, May 15. By participating in these three events, you can help Make-A-Wish Oregon in reaching their goal of granting 200 wishes during the 2014 year!

Walk To Be A Superhero For Oregon Wish Kids

It’s easy to walk for wishes, and it’s fun too! At this year’s Make-A-Wish Oregon Walk For Wishes event, superhero costumes are welcome. All participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero to honor all Wish Heroes. Whether your favorite superhero is Batman or Princess Peach, you are wanted at the Walk For Wishes event on April 26!

This year’s Walk For Wishes will be held at Riverfront Park in Salem. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremony and walk beginning at 10 a.m. Enjoy a wide variety of post-walk activities from 11 a.m.-Noon, which include ice cream, snacks, and family-friendly activities.

The walk is coming up fast, so start fundraising and get registered today to participate in this fun 5K walk event. Individual adults walk for $25 and children walk for $10. Current and past Wish Kids walk for free.

If you cannot make the walk, consider sponsoring another participant or making a general donation to Make-A-Wish Oregon. For more information about the event, please visit the event page.

Dust off your favorite superhero costume and be a Wish Hero for Oregon kids with critical illnesses.

Test Your Senses And Grant Wishes At Sense 5K

On May 3 in Portland, your senses will be put to the test. The Sense 5K celebrates the five senses and lets racers experience each and every sense, all for a great cause. In addition to the 3.1 mile run, runners will have their senses tested with special effects, live acrobatic entertainment, pyrotechnics, dancing, custom music, and a live DJ.

Registration to the event will not only provide participants with a day of excitement, but also a t-shirt, sweatband, race bib, and custom sense 5K decal. Register today and participate for $60 each, or enter the race as a spectator for $15. Spectators can enter the main Sense Festival Area and will also enjoy pre-race entertainment. Plus, earned proceeds from both participants and spectators help to grant wishes for Make-A-Wish Oregon. For more information, please visit the Sense 5K page.

Have A Stack Of Waffles For A Great Cause

Even if you are on a diet, treat yourself to some waffles and wish granting, especially if you just participated in the Walk For Wishes or Sense 5K events. The Waffles and Wishes event benefits Make-A-Wish Oregon and will be held from 8-9 a.m. on May 15 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront (1401 SW Naito Parkway). The event is free to attend and offers a glimpse into the wish making process while also helping to raise money for Make-A-Wish Oregon. To reserve tables of ten or more, please contact Jessica Kolkmeyer.

Car Donation Also Grants Wishes

If you cannot attend any of these outstanding Make-A-Wish Oregon events, consider donating a car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Oregon. With a car donation to Wheels For Wishes, you can be sure that your car will be auctioned off or recycled and that the earned proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish Oregon. You will also get a great tax deduction for your charitable vehicle donation. Plus, you will be getting rid of an unwanted vehicle in the easiest possible way.

To donate a vehicle that will help to grant wishes for Oregon kids, please call 1-877-431-9474 or make a donation online by using our online donation form. Car donation is something you will never regret – you will feel great knowing that a vehicle that hardly gets used is helping to grant wishes for kids who are dealing with a very difficult time in their life. You can help make a difference in the life of a child. Donate your car today!