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Walk With Make-A-Wish® Illinois


August 01, 2017


Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village

Join us for a unique walk event that provides all participants a glimpse into the magic of a wish. For children diagnosed with critical illnesses, Make-A-Wish offers hope and can be an important part of their treatment. Make-A-Wish invites everyone to be a part of bringing life-changing experience to seriously ill children by joining Walk for Wishes on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village. A recent study shows that a Make-A-Wish experience led to increased emotional and physical health. 

Critically ill kids who are emotionally healthy are more likely to overcome their medical conditions, and Make-A-Wish invites area residents to join with other caring community members to restore their optimism and joy. Our goal of raising $300,000 will impact thousands of people in Illinois through the wish experience. Sign up at online as an individual or team for this family friendly event open to everyone. Before August 1, Registration fee is $25 for adults, $15 for youth ages 6 to 18 and free for children under five. 

Presented by Blue Bunny Ice Cream, the Chicago Area Walk for Wishes includes refreshments, music, and the return of the Wish Village, where the joy of a wish being granted is explored through fun activities. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available. 

With support of local volunteers and supporters, Make-A-Wish Illinois will grant wishes to more than 700 kids in Illinois who are living with life-threatening medical conditions such as cancer, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis and dozens of other qualifying conditions. Since being founded locally in 1985, the chapter has granted more than 14,000 wishes and continues its mission to share the power of a wish® with children across the state with help from dedicated volunteers and generous community members.

Press Contact

Jessica Miller
Communications Manager
640 North LaSalle Drive Suite 280
Chicago, IL  60654

Phone : (312) 602-9412
Fax : (312) 602-9498

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