Make-A-Wish Illinois is stepping into Elk Grove Village and Champaign this September. These two Walk and Run for Wishes events are helping to turn a fun activity into wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Learn more about Walk and Run for Wishes Chicagoland and Champaign by reading the event details.
Walk & Run For Wishes Chicagoland Details
The Walk and Run for Wishes Chicagoland event features a family-fun walk, a timed 5K and fun activities and entertainment before, during and after on Sept. 11. Come out to Busse Woods (Elk Grove Village) for the 8 a.m. registration followed by the 9:30 race start.
This wish-granting, active event also features a fun twist. Walkers and runners alike are encouraged to sport their favorite superhero or character costume. Following the walk, participants can enjoy prizes, which will be awarded to the race winners, the best costumes and the top fundraisers. To give this fun event even more intrigue, it will be emceed by WGN Morning News host Ana Belaval.
To join Make-A-Wish for this fun fundraising event, register today! Also, check out the sponsorship opportunities and fundraising resources. The goal for this year’s event is to raise $225,000. So far, generous fundraisers and participants like you have raised over $37,000! Not only does this event provide an exciting day for you, but it also takes important steps toward granting wishes to local children!
Walk & Run For Wishes Champaign Details
The Champaign Walk and Run For Wishes also features a fun walk, a timed 5k, entertainment, prizes and costumes! Located at Hessel Park (1401 Grandview Dr, Champaign, Ill.), this event occurs on Sept. 17 for an 8 a.m. registration and a 9:30 race start. Register today to dress up as your all-time favorite hero or character, have an easy walk or fun timed run, and enjoy the festivities and prizes!
Another Way To Walk For Wishes
These two events aren’t the only way you can walk for wishes in Illinois. By donating your car to Wheels For Wishes, you will help to significantly benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois, helping to grant wishes to local children. It doesn’t matter if your car is running or not, if it is wanted or unwanted or if it is even a car! You can donate boats, trailers, RVs, trucks and motorcycles too!
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Wheels For Wishes offers you a great tax deduction and free towing too! Donate today by calling 1-877-351-9474 or by filling out an online donation form. Your donation will help local kids live their dreams!