Two Walks For Wishes To Benefit Orange County Kids

April 4, 2014

What’s better than taking a long walk in the beautiful spring air? When you can raise money for a worthy cause while doing it! Walk For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire takes place on two different weekends: Saturday, April 12, at Castle Park in Riverside, and Saturday, April 26, at Orange County Great Park in Irvine. All of the proceeds from the walks will benefit Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire. The money raised will help pay for the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Make A Difference In Your Community

Participating in a Walk For Wishes allows you to personally make a difference in the community in which you live. Registration for the Riverside walk is $35 until 5 p.m. Friday, April 11, and $40 at Castle Park on the day of the event. For the Orange County Great Park walk, registration is $25 until 5 p.m. April 18, $35 from then until 5 p.m., April 25, and $40 on the day of the walk. The registration for each walk includes a t-shirt and your event-day pass, which gives you access to all of the activities, although if you register on-site, you aren’t guaranteed a t-shirt.

There are also special prize packages that you can be eligible to win depending on how much money you raise as an individual or a team. Check out the Riverside or Orange County event page for more information.

Each of the mile walks will feature a world of wishes, giving participants the opportunity to share in the magic of the four types of wishes: to be, to have, to go and to meet.

Activities for each event begin with registration and the opening of festivities at 8 a.m. The walk begins at 9:30 and the festivities conclude at noon.

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

If you wish to help Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire’s Walks For Wishes, you can also sponsor the events. You can be a: Presenting Sponsor for $15,000, Event Sponsor for $10,000, Star Sponsor for $5,000, Hope Sponsor for $2,500 and Walk Sponsor for $1,000.

Register Online Today

Walkers can register online as teams or individuals. If you can’t attend, you can make a general donation to the Riverside walk or the Orange County walk. When you Walk for Wishes, you will feel great about bringing joy and hope to a local child. Wish Kids also attend and they will get so much joy from seeing how many caring, supportive people are there walking for them!

Other Ways Available To Support Make-A-Wish

If you can’t make the walks, you can still help Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire by donating a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire. Both are great ways to help grant the wish of a local child in your community.

To benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, you can donate a car, truck, SUV, RV, boat or motorcycle to Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire’s car donation charity, Wheels For Wishes. Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire helps kids throughout the region in places like OntarioHuntington Beach and Rancho Cucamonga, and will help turn your unwanted vehicle into a wish for a local child. Wheels For Wishes takes care of all the work for you.

Wheels For Wishes accepts most makes and models, and vehicles are picked-up or towed away at absolutely no charge to you. Plus, it’s easy to donate! Cars, trucks, boats, campers – just give us a call at 1-844-476-9474 or fill out our online donation form. Either way is easy and will help to grant a wish for a local child!

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Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish®, Wheels for Wishes & Wellness benefiting local children's hospitals and charities, Vehicles for Veterans benefiting disabled veterans, and Animal Car Donation benefiting animal rescue organizations.

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