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Walks

Walk With Us, Wish With Us!

Walk for Wishes 

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September 30, 2018
Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village

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Volunteer to plan a walk in your area
Share your time and talent as a member of one of our walk planning committees. Volunteers are needed to help plan and execute these family friendly fundraisers in all markets.

  • 2017 Walk for Wishes - Chicagoland

  • 2017 Walk for Wishes - Chicagoland

  • 2017 Walk for Wishes - Chicagoland

  • Walk for Wishes Chicagoland 2016, Busse Woods

  • BE A HERO FOR WISH KIDS!

  • Team Olivia, 2016

  • Chicago 2014

  • Runners Start, Chicago 2014

  • Wish child and sibling, Champaign 2014

  • Champaign 2014

  • Wish child and Illini athlete

  • Moline 2013

What is Walk for Wishes?

Powered by wish families, volunteers, companies and friends, Walk For Wishes® is a Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the thousands of wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. By participating, you can help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children battling life-threatening medical conditions in your community.

Team up with your family, friends, community group or co-workers for a fun morning where, together, we make it possible for wishes to come true. Enjoy a peek into the wish experience through our WISH VILLAGE and meet wish families and other supporters inspired by the mission of Make-A-Wish.

Email us with questions about sponsorship opportunities or joining one of our walk planning committees.

Latest Status Update

  • JoJo Siwa met wish kids Melanie, Debbie, Samira and Meera at VidCon 2018 🌟🎀 (Make-A-Wish Illinois, Make-A-Wish Wyoming, Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles) Make-A-Wish gave several wish kids the opportunity to meet their favorite YouTubers at VidCon 2018. The annual, online-video convention, held June 20-23, 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center, drew more than 400 of the most innovative and influential YouTube creators to perform, discuss, and connect with the more than 30,000+ attendees at the three-day event. Watch more VidCon 2018 videos: http://bit.ly/VidCon2018MAW

Latest Tweet

  • 🌟🎀 @itsjojosiwa met wish kid Meera at #vidcon2018! Take a look at her reaction! @MakeAWish https://t.co/IFZYMy8IJo
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Chicago, IL 60654
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