RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2013)— Join Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire at the Inland Empire Walk For Wishes® event on Saturday, April 20. The event will take place at Castle Park in Riverside from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The walk will be the site of a huge celebration to recognize the chapter’s 30th anniversary and is held in conjunction with World Wish Day, the anniversary of the very first wish.
The Inland Empire Walk For Wishes event includes a family-fun walk and a World of Wishes festival featuring each type of wish experience: I wish to have, I wish to go, I wish to meet, and I wish to be. The walk will honor the chapter’s anniversary and World Wish Day with a reunion for past and present wish recipients.
Registration for the walk and festivities is $25 now through 5 p.m. on April 12, and includes a Make-A-Wish t-shirt, food and access to all of the day’s exciting activities. Starting April 13, registration will be $35 through Friday, April 19, at noon. After that time, online registration will no longer be available. On-site registration is $40 on the day of the walk. To register, go to: http://walkforwishes2013ie.kintera.org.
With more than 50 percent of the chapter’s wish recipients living in the Inland Empire, the goal for the Walk For Wishes event is to create a stronger local presence and grant more wishes than ever before this coming year.
To learn more about the Inland Empire Walk For Wishes® event, please visit www.wishocie.org or call the Make-A-Wish main office at (714) 573-9474, or contact Sarah Pizzaruso at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/makeawishocie and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/makeawishocie, #IEWalkForWishes.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire, visit wishocie.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.