Walk For Wishes steps off on August 11
Where do fun, family, and a great cause all come together? It’s at the Fifth Annual Walk For Wishes event, set for Saturday, August 11 at Joseph L. Bruno stadium in Troy!
Join us and help top last year’s turnout of 550 people, raising an amazing $94,537 for future wishes. Sign up now, tell your friends and family, start a team, and help make a difference in the lives of local kids with critical illnesses. The goal for this year’s event is $115,000, and walk teams are already working hard to help reach that number.
The local walk serves a threefold purpose: to raise funds to support the mission of Make-A-Wish Northeast New York; to raise awareness in the community of that mission; and to engage Wish Families, volunteers, corporations, schools and community groups to celebrate the Power of a Wish.
“Walk For Wishes is a fun family event where community members can learn about the impact Make- A-Wish has on families in our area, as well as support our efforts. It’s an opportunity for us to celebrate the lives of our wish kids and families here in the Capital Region,” said Chapter CEO Bill Trigg.
The walk will officially step off at 10 am, with same-day registration beginning at 8 am, opening ceremonies at 9:45 am, and other activities starting at 10:30 am. This family-friendly, handicap-accessible event covers a three mile route that begins with a “Victory Lap” of the ball field. A one mile optional route is also available.
The walk through the neighborhood around Hudson Valley Community College ends back at the stadium where games, activities, and awards will be held to keep the fun going! Participation is free, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds or make donations to help support local wishes.
Walkers can register for the event at the Walk For Wishes 2018 website: http://site.wish.org/walkneny. Participants can set up teams and solicit donations, or just make their own donations. Those who raise at least $100 will receive a Walk For Wishes event T-shirt, and other fundraising prizes will be available.
By participating and fundraising, you can help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children in our community who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. It will be a fun-filled day for a great cause – and it all starts with a walk in the (ball) park!