This October, don’t miss your chance to grant wishes for kids in Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley by attending a Walk For Wishes event near you! Oct. 5 is the Walk For Wishes in Harrisburg, followed by the Walk For Wishes in Philadelphia on Oct. 12. Early October is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the fall weather, all while helping Make-A-Wish grant wishes for children in your community who are facing critical illnesses. Each year, Make-A-Wish Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley grants over 300 wishes, and celebrated their 5,000th wish this year! You can help make these wishes possible. 

Walk For Wishes In Harrisburg

On Oct. 5, come down to City Island from 9-10 a.m. for onsite registration, or you can register now online. The walk, just under two miles, starts at 10 a.m. Following the walk, enjoy the rest of the day with your friends and community at City Island. The event offers activities for kids and adults such as raffles, face painting, games and free snacks.

The entry fee is $15 per person over the age of 13, and includes a free Walk For Wishes t-shirt along with participation in the day’s fun. Children under 12 can participate for free, and all Wish Kids can enjoy free admission as well. Free parking is available for the Harrisburg walk in the City Island/Metro Bank lot.

Walk For Wishes In Philadelphia

If you’re looking for a fun day at the Philadelphia Zoo that also supports a great cause, register now for the Philadelphia Walk For Wishes. If you want to wait for the day of the event to register, come down to the zoo (3400 W. Girard Ave.) from 8:30-10 a.m. on Oct. 12 for onsite registration. The walk goes from 10-11 a.m. and is followed by a day of fun at the Philadelphia Zoo, America’s first zoo! Entertaining and educational activities will fill the day. The zoo offers something for everyone to enjoy!

Your entry fee of $15 per person over the age of 13 includes a Walk For Wishes t-shirt, a light breakfast, all-day admission to the zoo, and the opportunity to participate in all of the day’s fun activities. Children under 12 and Wish Kids of all ages will have free admission. Parking is available for free at the Sedgley Lot, or for $15 per car in the Zoo Garage.

Support The Walk Even If You Can’t Attend

If you can’t make it to the walk in Harrisburg or Philadelphia, you can still support a walker by contributing to their fundraising page or by making a general donation to the Walk For Wishes event. These options can be found on the registration pages for the Harrisburg and Philadelphia walks. Collectively, the fundraising goal for this year’s Walk For Wishes events is $100,000 and you can help them reach that by registering to walk or by supporting the walk in other ways!

Support Make-A-Wish Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley With Vehicle Donation

The Walk For Wishes events in Harrisburg and Philadelphia are sure to be a great time for everyone involved, but if you’re looking to support Make-A-Wish in another way, Wheels For Wishes can help. If you have an unwanted car, truck, boat, RV or motorcycle, you can donate it to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley. We turn all accepted vehicles into wishes by giving Make-A-Wish the earned proceeds from the sale of your vehicle. To turn your unwanted vehicle into so much more, donate it today by calling 1-877-431-9474 or filling out our easy online donation form.