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.
Stu Opperman, APR, Impact Players, (954) 815-2303, email@example.com
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