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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

World Wish Day 2019

 

Wishes have the power to build healing and resilience. We invite you to join Make-A-Wish Illinois because Together, We Soar! As the world is celebrating World Wish Day globally, come together locally to be a party of the magic 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.

As a community we are strongest when we unite together. We are infinitely connected and "soar" onward into each of our unique journeys within the Make-A-Wish Alumni Community.

For more information or to sponsor an event in your area, contact the Alumni Manager, Janie Carlisle, at wpneyvfyr@vyyvabvf.jvfu.bet or 312.602.9465.

Saturday, April 6
  5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Redbird Arena - ISU
Bloomington
Registration Open Now!

Saturday, April 20
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dave & Buster's Orland Park
Orland Park
Registration Open Now!

Saturday, April 27
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Edison's Entertainment
Metro East / Edwardsville
Registration Open Now!

Saturday, April 27
9 a.m. Registration
Walk for Wishes*
Rock Valley College
Rockford
Registration open now!

Sunday, April 28 
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dave & Buster's Gold Coast
Chicago
Registration Open Now!

Saturday, May 4
9 a.m. Registration
Walk for Wishes*
Hessel Park
Champaign
Registration open now!

Sunday, May 5
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bomke Family Farm
Springfield
Registration open now!

Sunday, May 5
3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Peoria Chiefs Baseball Game at Dozer Park
Peoria
Registration open now!

Saturday, May 11
9 a.m. Registration
Walk for Wishes*
Niabi Zoo
Coal Valley
Registration open now!

Saturday, June 1
Buckin' for Wishes
Effingham
Registration open now!

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.

*Alumni reunions held at Spring Walk for Wishes events. Wish families walk free! Come out and enjoy a fun morning in a festival-like atmosphere with other wish families and Make-A-Wish supporters.

Illinois Reunions

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