Step out Sept. 18 full of joy knowing you are making wishes come true for wish kids in Metro New York. Walk For Wishes is one event that is fun if you go by yourself or with a large group. It will take place at Eisenhower Park, in New York. The walk's total length is a 5k; if you would like to bring your kids, it won’t be too far for them to walk.
This event brings local companies, wish families and supporters of Make-A-Wish together for a day of fun and laughter.
- Registration starts at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Walkers get to enjoy complimentary breakfast snacks.
- They will have music by a local DJ.
- Pre-walk Zumba warm-up.
- Face painters will be featured.
- Bouncy houses will be set up for the kids to add to an already fun day.
- Everyone is welcome to walk -- you can walk solo, with friends or as a team.
- The event will end at 4 p.m.
Walk For Wishes has raised over $250,000 in just two years. This year’s goal is to raise $130,000, and so far they have raise $77,554.50. If you would like to sign up or just donate you can click here and find out all the details.
As of right now Make-A-Wish is able to grant a wish every 37 minutes. They believe that the wish experience can change a child’s life. The wish process started with Chris Greicius, a young boy with Leukemia in 1980. He wished to be a police officer. Tommy Austin, the young boy’s father, told Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Officer, Ron Cox about his son's wish. At the time Cox had no idea how much that little boy would change his life. He did everything he could to make that boy's wish special.
A few weeks later Chris passed away, but the spirit of the wish stayed alive. Two of the officers that were part of Chris’s wish flew back to go to his funeral. Chris was given a ceremony of a fellow fallen officer. It is there they realized what an impact the wish made. On the way home they decided they wanted to still be able to grant wishes to other children in a similar situations, like Chris. When they arrived back home, a group of people from the DPS decided to start an organization to grant wishes to children. A few months later they were able to grant their first wish to Frank “Bopsy” Salazar.
Looking To Make A Large Impact On A Child’s Life?
Look no more, we have a great opportunity for you if you’re looking to make some needed garage space. If you have an unwanted vehicle you can donate it Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Metro New York. You will get a full tax deduction for your vehicle. We will pick up your vehicle for free from any location, if it’s running or not. The donation process is fast and easy. You can fill out our online donation form or call 1-855-712-9474. What are you waiting for? Make a child’s wish come true today!