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Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Make-A-Wish® believes that wishes are an important part of the overall care and treatment of these children. Each wish offers the opportunity for a joyous, life-changing experience.

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Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 13,000 wishes to children across the state with the support of 1,400 volunteers and numerous donors and other supporters.

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  • Ava, from Orion, had her wish to see clear blue water in Hawaii granted this spring. She got to enjoy quality time relaxing with her family in between snorkeling, parasailing and swimming with dolphins. Her mom shared, "The Make-A-Wish coordinators went above and beyond to make the trip unforgettable for Ava." Be inspired by great wish kids like Ava and register for Walk for Wishes - Moline on June 4th. Registration is free so get your team started today! Enjoy family fun activities on the one mile walk and prizes will be awarded for best costumes and top fundraisers.
Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
Toll Free (800) 978-9474