For children with critical illnesses, wish experiences can be life-changing, impacting both their emotional and physical health. Rockford residents can now support these experiences through Make-A-Wish Illinois at Walk for Wishes on Saturday, April 25 at Rock Valley College, 3301 North Mulford Rd, Rockford. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the event begins at 10:00 AM. Registration fees: Adult Walker - $20 – Youth Walker - $10.
Registration for teams and individuals is open now at illinois.wish.org/walk and limited sponsorships are still available. Attendees will enjoy a festival-like atmosphere during an extraordinary morning to bring hope and resilience to wish kids and their families.
Walk for Wishes is a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, companies, donors and friends. In the spirit of Make-A-Wish, where anything is possible, participants are encouraged to wear costumes. The morning includes children’s activities, refreshments, music, and costumed characters.
Recent research indicates that a wish experience can be an important part of a child’s treatment plan. These life-changing wishes replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope – helping children battling critical illnesses see the impossible as possible.