Make-A-Wish 9TH Annual “Walk For Wishes”

 

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

After 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

 

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)

 

Now in its 33rd year, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of  Make-A-Wish has granted more than 9,000 wishes. 

 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.)

 

 REGISTER TODAY AT la.wish.org 

 

REGISTRATION:

April 2-22 – $35; On-site – $40

Author: So Cal Life Mag Guest Post

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