For Immediate Release
Walk Together, Wish Together
Join Make-A-Wish® Iowa at the 2019 Walk for Wishes®,
A Superhero 5k and Family Fun Day
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (April 15, 2019)
– Join Make-A-Wishׅ Iowa's Cedar Valley Committee on April 27th at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls for their annual Walk for Wishes® 5K event. Registration will begin at 8:30 am with the run/walk starting at 9:30 am. Dress up in your favorite superhero costume and meet some real-life superhero’s too along with the UNI Dance Team, the UNI Women’s Basketball Team, the Derby Divas and Tommy Hawk from the Blackhawks. There will be face painting, life sized games, balloon making and more. Registration for the event is $30, which includes your exclusive Walk for Wishes t-shirt. Sign up at www.iowa.wish.org and invite your friends, family and colleagues to join your team or donate to the Cedar Valley Walk for Wishes. Run or walk and see the mission come to life as you celebrate your fundraising success on Walk Day. Packet pickup will be on Friday, April 26th from 4-6 pm at The Runner’s Flat in Cedar Falls.
Walk for Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish fundraiser that celebrates the more than 300,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It's a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, companies, donors and friends.
A wish experience can truly change a child's life, and you can help. Register today and join us in raising important funds that will help make wishes come true for eligible kids. For more information visit iowa.wish.org.
About Make-A-Wish Iowa: Make-A-Wish® Iowa creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world's leading children's wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and 33,000 volunteers across the U.S., grant a wish every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 285,000 wishes to children in the U.S. and its territories; more than 15,600 in 2018 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish Iowa, visit iowa.wish.org.