"Wish Village" Celebrates The Power of a Wish™ with Family Fun and Activities
WHAT: Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles’ 8th Annual “Walk for Wishes” at Exposition Park
Wish kids and their families, friends, volunteers, local businesses, corporate sponsors and donors come together to celebrate the thousands of wishes that have been granted and to raise the funds needed to grant 340 wishes this year to children in Los Angeles.
The walk covers Exposition Park’s 160 acres – including the California Science Center, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the California African American Museum, the Rose Garden, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the Sports Arena – in a celebration of diversity and culture.
The walk culminates in the field of the Coliseum with activities and fun for the whole family, including face painting, food trucks, raffle prizes and more.
- Wish Pillars: I Wish to BE, I wish to GO, I wish to HAVE and I wish to MEET come to life. Walkers can experience wish adventures and meet many favorite characters, from a fairy princess to an astronaut.
- Wishing Well: Make a wish of your own – and help make a wish come true for a child.
- 40 wish kids and their families
- 160 teams and 2,000+ walkers
- Top Fundraiser to date: Brandi Glanville, “Housewives of Beverly Hills”
- Corporate and community sponsors and donors
- Make-A-Wish Greater LA board of directors, staff, volunteers, friends and supporters
Exposition Park / 700 Exposition Park Drive / Los Angeles, CA 90037
Parking is located at the entrance to the Los Angeles Coliseum off of Figueroa Street. ($10 cash)
WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2015 / 8:00 a.m. – Noon
8:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:30 a.m. Walk ceremonies begin
9:00 a.m. Walk commences
9:30 a.m. Wish Village opens; activities till Noon
WHY: Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, 89% of health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family.
Now in its 32nd year, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter has granted more than 8,700 wishes.
Visit Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles at la.wish.org to learn more.