Walk for Wishes is returning to East Central Illinois

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Make-A-Wish Illinois is excited to announce that Walk for Wishes is returning to East Central Illinois!

Walk for Wishes
Saturday, May 4
Hessel Park 
Registration begins at 9:00 AM 

Wish families and supporters are invited to come together to walk in support of Make-A-Wish Illinois on Saturday, May 4 at Hessel Park in Champaign. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the event start time is 10:00 AM. Register at www.walkrunwish.org. Registration fees: Adult Walker – $10, Youth Walker – $5,  Virtual Fundraiser – $0.

Walk for Wishes is a costumed family walk to benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois and its mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Individuals and teams can register and a limited number of sponsorships are available at illinois.wish.org.  Celebrating the hundreds of wishes granted statewide every year, Walk for Wishes raises funds for future wishes. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois. 

Active in the East Central Illinois area since being founded in 1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois counts dozens of area residents as volunteers who help to bring hope to local children with critical illnesses and their families through a wish journey. 

Every day, approximately three Illinois children are newly diagnosed with a critical illness. A wish experience can help replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope – helping children battling critical illnesses see the impossible as possible, helping to improve a child’s physical health. Wishes also give children renewed energy, bring families closer together and unite communities. 

In the spirit of Make-A-Wish, where anything is possible, Walk for Wishes participants are encouraged to wear costumes of their favorite characters. In addition to hundreds dressed in dazzling costumes, the morning also includes a festive atmosphere and the where attendees can enjoy games, refreshments, music and other activities.

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