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World Wish Day 2017

Alumni Event - Maiya

 Join Us for a Wish Alumni Reunion

You are invited to celebrate World Wish Day with fellow wish alumni families, volunteers, medical professionals and supporters at a local reunion event. 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.


Sunday, April 23
Funway in Batavia
Bringing together Kane County and surrounding areas11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 29
Edison’s Entertainment Complex in Edwardsville
Bringing together Southern Illinois and Metro East areas
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 29
Gamma Phi Circus at ISU Campus in Bloomington
Bringing together McLean County and surrounding areas
2 to 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 29
Old Orchard Lanes & Links in Champaign
Bringing together Champaign and surrounding areas
1 to 3 p.m.

Sunday, April 30
Navy Pier in Chicago
Bringing together the Greater Chicagoland area
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, April 30
Peoria Playhouse Children's Museum in Peoria
Bringing together Peoria County and surrounding areas
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 6
Discovery Center Museum in Rockford
Bringing together Winnebago County and surrounding areas
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

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Illinois Reunions



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