“Walk For Wishes” Thursday, May 16 in To Benefit Washington County Kids

DENNYSVILLE, ME – In May, Make-A-Wish® Maine will host its 13th annual Walk For Wishes® at seven locations across Maine including Dennysville on Thursday, May 16. The Walk will start at the Congregational Church. Registration and entertainment will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the walk will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Walkers will be able to enjoy food and beverages before and after the walk. Adults who raise at least $100 and youths under 18 who raise at least $50 will receive a free Walk For Wishes t-shirt. Anyone who raises $1,000 or more will get a moisture-wicking athletic Make-A-Wish hat.
Other Walk For Wishes around the state include Augusta, Rockland, Portland, Saco, Auburn, and Bangor. To learn more and to register, visit www.maine.wish.org
More than 1100 children with life-threatening illnesses in Maine have received their greatest wish since the chapter opened its doors over 20 years ago.
All wish children face a life-threatening medical condition, like 5-year-old Noa Alicea of Addison who lives with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy and had his wish come true to visit Walt Disney World® last week.
A wish granted replaces fear with happiness and helps a child to feel like a normal kid who is less isolated and more empowered to take back control of his/her life. More than 80% of parents to wish children observed a decrease in their children’s anxieties or fears after receiving their wish.
This is a critical fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Maine and all money raised in Maine stays in Maine to help local children.
To register for the Dennysville Walk for Wishes (or any other location), visit www.maine.wish.org or call (800) 491-3171. All walk participants can manage pledges, donations, teams and emails directly online.
Each participant in the Walk For Wishes and the leading sponsors, Trusted Choice and Spectrum Medical Group, will ensure that future wishes will continue to bring hope, strength, and joy to every child in Maine who is battling a life-threatening illness.