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9th Annual Walk For Wishes - Sat. April 23

Date

April 18, 2016

Location

Exposition Park
700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

***MEDIA ALERT***

MAKE-A-WISH® GREATER LOS ANGELES’
9TH ANNUAL “WALK FOR WISHES”® 
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016


WHAT: Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles’ 9th Annual “Walk for Wishes” at Exposition Park
  • Join wish kids and their families, along with walkers from all across the city
  • Celebrate the thousands of wishes that have been granted 
  • Raise the funds needed to grant 350 wishes this year to children in Greater LA

WISH VILLAGE: The walk culminates 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, including Barbie, Alvin the Chipmunk, the Frigo Cheesehead and many more.
  • Wishing Well: Make a wish of your own – and help make a wish come true for a child.  

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)

WHO:
  • Megan Henderson, KTLA News Anchor
  • Wish Kid Ambassadors and their families
  • Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles leadership

WHY:
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. 
  • A wish is more than a nice thing – it has a lasting impact on a child’s life.
  • 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
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Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 788-9474
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