LOS ANGELES, CA, January 23, 2017 – Registration opens today for the Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles 10th Annual Walk for Wishes, it was announced by Neal Aton, President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles.
On Saturday, April 22nd, walkers from across Los Angeles County will join wish kids and their families, friends, donors and sponsors to celebrate the thousands of wishes that have been granted during the past ten years, and raise funds to grant more wishes for local children battling life-threatening medical conditions.
This year’s event will be held for the first time inside the Los Angeles Coliseum. Participants will enjoy a variety of special activities, including live music, a photo booth, food trucks, raffle prizes, sports inflatables, special guests, and more.
“This year’s event will be much more than just a walk,” said Aton. “We’ll be coming together as a community to celebrate everything we’ve done over the last 10 years and raise funds for wish-granting in the future. It’s also a great chance to see first-hand how a wish experience can truly change a child’s life. So rally your friends and register early to get into the action right at the start – and stay tuned for more exciting news to come.”
Register now at: la.wish.org/walk
- Early bird registration (January 23 – February 28): Free
- Regular registration (March 1 – April 21): $35.00
- Day of event (April 22): $45.00
- Age 12 & under: $15.00
- Age 3 & under: Free
- Virtual walkers: $15.00
About Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles
Founded in 1983 and now in its 34th year, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles has granted more than 9,300 wishes to children living in the communities throughout Los Angeles County. Annually in Los Angeles, the chapter grants about 350 wishes locally, and facilitates nearly as many wishes for children from all over the world whose wish is to come to Los Angeles.
Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles is part of Make-A-Wish America, a national organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish America is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish America grants a wish somewhere in the country every 35 minutes. It has granted more than 270,000 wishes in the U.S. since its inception in 1980.
Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles Contact:
Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles
(310) 788-9474 x115 (office)
(818) 749-7432 (cell)