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9th Annual Walk For Wishes - Sage's Wish

Date

March 27, 2016

MAKE-A-WISH® GREATER LOS ANGELES’ 9TH ANNUAL “WALK FOR WISHES”® 
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
REGISTRATION IS FREE THROUGH APRIL 1!

April 2-22 - $35; On-site - $40

WHAT: HELP US GRANT MORE WISHES FOR KIDS JUST LIKE SAGE!         
SageAfter two bone marrow transplants and an eight-month hospital stay, 8- year-old Sage and her family needed something to lift their spirits. After receiving information about Make-A-Wish during a hospital visit, Sage’s mother knew that having her daughter’s wish granted was the perfect way for Sage to catch a break. A Disney Cruise allowed Sage along with her brother, sister, and parents to have time to relax in a positive environment.

As for Sage, the wish created a more confident child and allowed her self-esteem to blossom. She was finally able to travel, swim and enjoy treats that she wasn’t able to while in the hospital. Her mother recalls, "Seeing the smile on her face as well as her siblings brought back the joy we seemed to have lost during Sage’s transplant process/hospitalization." 

The positive attitude and experience that came from Sage and her wish is what led her to become an ambassador for the 9th annual Walk for Wishes.

WHEN: Saturday, April  23, 2016 / 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 12:00 Noon


WHERE: 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.
($15 cash only)


WHY:
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. 
• 89% of health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on children’s health.*
• Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses.*
• Parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family.*
(*According to a 2011 U.S. wish impact study.)

Now in its 33rd year, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter has granted more than 9,000 wishes. 
                                             REGISTER TODAY

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Press Contact

Jaya Vadlamudi
Director, Communications & Partnerships
11390 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA  90064

Phone : (310) 788-9474 x115
Fax : (310) 785-9474
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Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles
11390 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 788-9474
Toll Free Los Angeles Only (800) 322-9474