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Find A Walk Near You

Walk With Us, Wish With Us!

Walk for Wishes


September 14, 2019
Montrose Harbor, Chicago


September 22, 2019
Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village (please note new location in Grove #28)

Previous Events


April 27, 2019
Rock Valley College
Donate Now - Registration Closed


May 11, 2019
Niabi Zoo
Donate Now - Registration Closed


May 4, 2019
Hessel Park, Champaign
Donate Now - Registration Closed

For information or sponsorship opportunities, call 800.978.9474 or email

Join A Walk Committee

Are you great at connecting with others? Are you looking to make a difference and maybe even some new friends? Share your time and talent as a member of one of our walk planning committees. Volunteers are needed to help encourage community participation, to promote the event in their networks and support execution of walk events in all markets. Join a planning committee today! Contact us at 312.602.9425 or

  • 2017 Walk for Wishes - Chicagoland

  • 2017 Walk for Wishes - Chicagoland

  • 2017 Walk for Wishes - Chicagoland

  • 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

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

  • 8-year-old Jamontae has suffered from sickle cell disease since he was a baby. After being referred for a wish at La Rabida Children's Hospital, Jamontae wished to travel with his family to Walt Disney World... and eat all the ice cream he can eat at Give Kids The World! In honor of #SickleCellAwarenssDay, we teamed up with our friends at La Rabida to throw Jamontae a big party as he leaves for Disney World! Thank you to Senator Robert Peters for stopping by to celebrate Jamontae's upcoming wish.

Latest Tweet

  • 8-year-old Jamontae has suffered form sickle cell disease since he was a baby. We teamed up with @La_Rabida to thro…
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