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Walk For Wishes Broward Media Advisory


January 21, 2014

WHO: Make-A-Wish Southern Florida (www.sfla.wish.org)  

WHAT: 5th Annual Walk For Wishes® 5K Walk/Run, a fundraiser (www.WalkForWishes.net) that will help grant the wishes of South Florida children who have life-threatening medical conditions. 

WHERE: Markham Park­, 16001 W. State Road 84, Weston, FL        

WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 2014

7:30 a.m. - Registration

8:30 a.m. - 5K Walk/Run begins

9:00 a.m. - Family Fun Day begins

COST: Adults: $25 in advance; $30 day-of-event
Children (12 and under): $10 in advance; $15 day-of-event

HISTORY:     More than $440,000 has been raised at South Florida Walk for Wishes events, enough to grant the wishes of 75 local children. 

ABOUT MAKE-A-WISH SOUTHERN FLORIDA: Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida has granted more than 9,000 wishes to children who have life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.  The nonprofit organization serves families in Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin, Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Okeechobee counties and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  It receives no federal or state funding and raises money to grant wishes through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants, and individual contributions.  The Southern Florida chapter grants a wish every 16 hours, every day of the year, at an average cost of $5,000.     

For more information, to make a donation, volunteer or refer a child, contact Make-A-Wish at (888) 773-WISH or connect on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

MEDIA CONTACT: Stu Opperman, APR, Impact Players, (954) 815-2303, fgh@vzcnpgcynlref.pbz

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Press Contact

Richard Kelly
Chief Operating Officer
4491 S State Road 7 Suite 201
Ft. Lauderdale, FL  33314

Phone : (954) 967-9474 x307
Fax : (954) 987-7159

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Inc.
4491 S State Road 7
Suite 201
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
(954) 967-9474
Toll Free (888) 773-9474
Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Southwest Florida Regional Office
3655 Bonita Beach Road
Suite 3
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
(239) 992-9474

Make-A-Wish® U.S. Virgin Islands
PMB 547
8168 Crown Bay Marina Ste 505
St Thomas, VI 00802-5819
(340) 474-0798

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Tampa Bay Regional Office
324 North Dale Mabry Hwy
Suite 203
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 288-2600

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Suncoast Regional Office
3430 Magic Oak Lane
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 378-9474