Several local residents are expected to join Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire at the 2nd Annual Walk For Wishes presented by The Grainger Foundation on Saturday, April 21. The festivities take place at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Make-A-Wish Orange County’s goal is to raise more than $200,000 at this year’s charity walk event.
Last year, Orange County’s Walk For Wishes attracted roughly 1,100 participants and raised approximately $115,000 – enough funds to help grant more than 17 wishes for local children. It was the most successful inaugural Walk For Wishes event to date for any Make-A-Wish chapter in the nation. This year, the goal for Orange County’s walk is to double participants, funds raised and wishes granted.
The charity walk event includes a 2-mile walk for teams and individuals and a “World of Wishes” festival. The festival includes booths for each of the different kinds of wish experiences: I wish to have, I wish to be, I wish to go, and I wish to meet. The world of wishes festival will also give the public a chance to meet with wish kids and families to learn about their experiences.
For more information and to register, visit www.walkforwishesocie.kintera.org.