Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida

Walk for Wishes in Estero for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida

Press Release   •   Jan 18, 2010 14:25 EST

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida is holding the inaugural Walk for Wishes 5K Walk/Run on February 6, 2010 to help make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening conditions.

This year, in honor of the Foundation’s 25th anniversary, individuals taking part in the Walk for Wishes are encouraged to take on the 25*25 challenge. Each walker or runner can ask 25 people to donate $25 each, totaling a $625 goal for each individual to raise. Or, participants can form a team of family, friends, and co-workers to walk together and help grant children’s wishes.

The walk will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at the Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. in Estero, FL. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m., the 5K Walk/Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. and Family Fun Day will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Dogs, bicycles, rollerblades, and skateboards will not be permitted in the event area.  There will also be a simultaneous walk on the east coast of Florida at Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84 in Weston, FL. The entrance fee of $1.50 to Markham Park will be waived for all participants, but other guests must pay to enter.

The money raised by participants will be put to good use granting wishes of children with life-threatening ailments, such as Nick, who wished to meet his favorite baseball player, or Ainsley, who wished to go to Hawaii, or Imani, who wished to be a model.

The first step to participate in the Walk for Wishes is to register, which can be done online at www.walkforwishes.net, by mailing or faxing a registration form to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida, 3635 Bonita Beach Rd. #4, Bonita Springs, FL 34134, or even by turning in a completed registration form and all collected donations on the day of the event.

 ABOUT THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Southern Florida grants wishes to children 2 ½ to 18 years old with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Twenty-five years of magic and more than 7,000 wishes later, the Foundation continues its mission to share the power of a wish® with ailing children. To find out more about volunteering, fundraising, or becoming a wish sponsor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, please call 239-992-9474 or visit the website at www.sfla.wish.org.