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Walk For Wishes At The Oregon Zoo In Portland

March 3, 2020

The Oregon Zoo in Portland is the perfect setting for Make-A-Wish Oregon's 2020 Walk For Wishes. On Saturday, May 16th, bring your family out to the zoo for a day of family fun and fundraising. The Walk For Wishes is a great way to get some exercise while walking around the zoo and helping Make-A-Wish Oregon grant more wishes. 

Registration Details

This year's Walk For Wishes has a fundraising goal of $160,000 and there are several ways you can help Make-A-Wish reach it. First, you can register as an individual walker for $25. Make-A-Wish suggests individuals set an additional fundraising goal of $150. Second, you can register as a team or join an existing team. Teams are encouraged to set a fundraising goal of $1,000. Third, if you can't attend, you can still contribute to other participants' fundraising goals on the event website.

Those who raise more than $50 will earn a commemorative Walk For Wishes t-shirt. Other fun incentives include the chance to earn Alaska Airline tickets, a team trophy and a Top Golf Party for the top corporate team, and other things like a fleece blanket or water bottle. All the information you need for registering and fundraising can be found on the Make-A-Wish Oregon event page.

About The Walk

On May 16th, registration and check-in starts at 7 a.m. and the event begins at 8:30am. Participants should come dressed as their favorite hero to help encourage all of the wish kids who are fighting their critical illnesses. Everyone who gets involved is a hero for kids waiting to have their wishes granted.

The walk is an easy 1-mile route that's perfect for families. The route starts and ends within the zoo, meaning that you also get to see all the animals along the way. As an added perk, your registration fee for the walk also includes zoo admission for the remainder of the day.

Help In Other Ways

If you can't make the walk, you can always support Make-A-Wish Oregon by donating your car to Wheels For Wishes. We offer free towing from anywhere in Oregon and you receive a great tax deduction.

Your car doesn't even need to run in order for us to accept it in most cases. Wheels For Wishes also gladly accepts boat, RV, motorcycle, trailer and Jet Ski donations. Donate your vehicle today by calling 1-855-278-9474 or filling out an online car donation form. Each and every donation makes a difference by benefiting Make-A-Wish Oregon.

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