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MAKE-A-WISH® CELEBRATES WISHES WITH WALK FOR WISHES® AT FURMAN UNIVERSITY

Date

April 24, 2017

Location

Upstate

On Sunday, March 5, 2017, join Make-A-Wish South Carolina for the 2017 Walk For Wishes at Furman University’s Lakeside Amphitheater.

Walk for Wishes Logo

Walk For Wishes is a community-driven walk to help grant the wishes of South Carolina children who have life-threatening medical conditions. Powered by wish kids and families, volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors and friends, Walk For Wishes celebrates the thousands of wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes.  Participants will walk arm-in-arm with wish children and their families to celebrate the hope, strength and joy that a child's one true wish captures.

World Wish Day logoThis year’s walk will be held on World Wish Day. World Wish Day takes place annually on April 29, in honor of the day that inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish 37 years ago. Since then, Make-A-Wish has expanded from granting a handful of wishes a year to granting a wish every 17 minutes worldwide, on average. On World Wish Day, Make-A-Wish South Carolina along with more than 100 Make-A-Wish chapters and affiliates around the world will recognize all the supporters who fuel the wish granting movement by giving their time and resources. 

Register. Fundraise. Walk. Grant Wishes.

Join the Walk For Wishes April 29, 2017 at Furman University’s Lakeside Amphitheater. Registration/Check-in opens at 9am and the walk begins at 10am. Participants who fundraise a minimum of $100 will receive an official Walk For Wishes t-shirt. Register and fundraise at: http://walkforwishesSC.org

About Make-A-Wish® South Carolina

Make-A-Wish® South Carolina grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We believe a wish can be a game-changer in the life of a wish kid, providing transformative experiences that allow wish kids to anticipate something positive and empowering in their lives. Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 180 wishes last year, averaging to a wish every forty-eight hours.  The chapter receives funding through private donations, individuals, companies and special events. For more information about Make-A-Wish South Carolina, visit sc.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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STORY ASSETS

Multimedia:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ygd56lldma1pwsv/AADsAdK16ZPpx1I_F5X7KLqIa?dl=0

Story Links:

http://walkforwishesSC.org

Story Tags:

Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @MakeAWishSC 

Story Hashtags:

#WFWUpstate

 

Media is invited to attend for photo and B-roll ops. This event is open to the public.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Wish Kid V.I.P. Activities Area
  • Fundraising Awards

WHEN: Saturday April 29, 2017. Registration: 9am, Walk Begins 10am

WHERE: Furman University Lakeside Amphitheater, 3300 Poinsett Hwy Greenville SC. Follow signs to parking for the amphitheater.

On-site Contact: Maggie Morton, Walk For Wishes Coordinator zzbegba@fp.jvfu.bet and Crystal Alifanow, Communications Manager cell: 864-626-8510.

Press Contact

Crystal Alifanow
Communications and Community Relations Manager
225 South Pleasantburg Drive C17
Greenville, SC  29607

Phone : (864) 250-0702 x103
Fax : (864) 250-0704
pnyvsnabj@fp.jvfu.bet

Make-A-Wish® South Carolina
225 South Pleasantburg Drive
C17
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 250-0702
Toll Free (800) 293-9474