Edwardsville – Registration is open for the 10th Annual Walk & Run for Wishes benefitting Make-A-Wish Illinois. The family friendly event will be held on May 14th 2016 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Korte Stadium and you can help make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Celebrate the magical and imaginative spirit this event brings to mind by participating as an individual or with a team.
The journey begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. and includes a timed 5K run and a leisurely 1mile walk along SIUE’s beautiful campus that starts at 9:00 a.m. Food, refreshments, music and entertainment will share in the celebration. Prizes are awarded for best youth and adult costumes in addition to awards for top fundraisers. The registration fee is $30 for adult 5k runners, $25 for adult 1 mile fun walkers, $15 for students ages 18-22, $10 for children ages 18 and under, and free for wish families, “Virtual Walkers,” infants, and toddlers. Additional details and registration are available online at www.walkrunwish.org
This year, Make-A-Wish Illinois will grant wishes to more than 700 kids in Illinois who are living with life-threatening medical conditions such as cancer, renal disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Wishes can be a turning point in a child’s battle against illness and help children feel stronger, more energetic and more willing and able to comply with treatment protocols. Additionally, wishes empower children to take control over an aspect of their lives while helping them feel less isolated and more self-confident.
About Make-A-Wish Illinois
Since being founded locally in 1985, the chapter has granted more than 13,000 wishes and continues its mission to share the power of a wish® with children across the state with help from dedicated volunteers and generous community members. For more information visit illinois.wish.org.
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