Return to mobile version

World Wish Day

Reaching Every Eligible Child

World Wish Day

As we remember the wish that started it all, we ask you to think about what you can do to help make sure that every eligible child has the opportunity to experience the hope and optimism a wish can bring into their lives. Wishes change lives and give children diagnosed with critical illnesses an edge in coping with their conditions. Get inspired this World Wish Day and learn how sharing your story can help make wishes come true for future wish children.

Wish Reunions

Show Your Strength

 Wishes have the power to build healing and resilience. We invite you to join Make-A-Wish Illinois and Show Your Strength: strength of your child, family, and community. As the world is celebrating World Wish Day globally, come together locally to be a part of the magic, and muscle, of Make-A-Wish. Wish alumni families, volunteers, medical professionals, and supporters are welcome at these free reunion events. Attendees can also learn ways to ensure every eligible child gets a wish of their own.

For more information or to sponsor an event in your area, contact the Alumni Manager, Justin Aaron, at or 312.602.9465.

Saturday, April 21
Time TBA
Dave & Buster's
Orland Park

Sunday, April 22
12 to 3 p.m.
Carlson Ice Arena & Sapora Playworld

Saturday, April 28
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Edison's Entertainment

Sunday, April 29
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dave & Buster's Gold Coast

Sunday, April 29
2 to 4 p.m.
ISU Bowling & Billiards Center

Sunday, April 29
Time TBA
Peoria Riverfront Museum

Saturday, May 5
Time TBA
Venue TBA

Saturday, May 5
9 a.m.
Walk for Wishes Champaign Area
West Side Park

Saturday, May 12
9 a.m.
Walk for Wishes Moline Area
Niabi Zoo
Coal Valley

June 2018
Buckin' for Wishes

World Wish Day is celebrated annually, marking the first wish ever granted. On April 29th, 1980 the community of Phoenix, AZ came together to make Chris Greicius’ wish of being a policeman come true. This day is a global celebration of the hope, strength and joy of a wish.

Illinois Reunions

Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
Toll Free (800) 978-9474