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Walk for Wishes Chicagoland

October 01, 2017

Walk for Wishes Champaign
Time :

8 a.m.

Location :

Busse Woods
Elk Grove Village

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Join your community in granting wishes to seriously ill children in Illinois at Walk for Wishes®, returning to Grove 5 at Busse Woods.

 Join us for a great day of fun in a beautiful location for a worthy cause. Walk for Wishes is a costumed family walk to benefit Make-A-Wish® Illinois. An event popular with families, Walk for Wishes features an easy walk and lots of fun and entertainment for all ages in our Wish Village. 

Participants are invited to celebrate the spirit of a wish by dressing up as their favorite hero or character.


  • Pets are not allowed in most areas of Busse Woods, including our event area. We ask that you leave dogs at home. Service animals are welcome.
  • The course is wheelchair, stroller friendly.
  • Donations continue to be accepted online and at the event. Donations will continue be accepted online in the weeks following the walk. Checks can be mailed to the Make-A-Wish office marked "Chicagoland Walk" and with any additional designation information.

Presented by:

Blue Bunny Ice Cream

Contact Us for sponsorship opportunities.


Corporate Team Resources

Share the Power of a Wish® / Why form a corporate walk team?

Getting Started Guide

Fun Fundraisers to Support Your Walk Team

Communications Guide / Social Templates

Why A Wish

Engagement Guide for New Corporate Supporters

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