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Walk With Us, Wish With Us!

Walk for Wishes 


May 5, 2018
West Side Park, Champaign
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May 12, 2018
Niabi Zoo, Coal Valley
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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.

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.
  • Walk for Wishes Chicagoland 2016, Busse Woods


  • Team Olivia, 2016

  • Chicago 2014

  • Runners Start, Chicago 2014

  • Wish child and sibling, Champaign 2014

  • Champaign 2014

  • Wish child and Illini athlete

  • Moline 2013

  • Walk & Run for Wishes Champaign 2013

Latest Status Update

  • Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a condition that appears in about 1 in every 3,500 births in North America. Alexander, who was diagnosed with CF when he was four, wished to explore his family heritage in Ireland. While there, Alexander vistited the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland and took in the beautiful natural rock formations. May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, and Alexander's story will help brighten your day! A child who has CF may be eligible for a life-changing wish. Refer a child you know at

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  • #cysticfibrosis (CF) is a condition that appears in about 1 in every 3,500 births in North America. Alexander, who…
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