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Date Announced for Largest Make-A-Wish Event in Kansas City


January 08, 2018


Kansas City, MO

KANSAS CITY, MO. (January 8, 2018) – Kansas City area walkers and runners are invited to celebrate the life-changing mission of the Make-A-Wish® Foundation, at the 2018 Walk For Wishes® event on Saturday, April 21st at KC Live! Power & Light District. This year’s walk and run event will be one of the largest Walk For Wishes events in the entire country and the largest Make-A-Wish event in the Kansas City area. All proceeds go toward funding the wishes of local children with critical illnesses.

The Walk For Wishes is a community-wide fundraising event and celebration to grant the wishes of local children battling overwhelming odds. Families, friends, corporations and volunteers are invited to walk together to raise the essential funds needed to grant local wishes for children in the Kansas City area. Participants raise money by using online fundraising tools and by asking friends and family for donations to support their teams.

“This year’s Walk For Wishes will be the largest Make-A-Wish fundraising event in the Kansas City region”, said LuAnn Bott, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Missouri. “We are thrilled to celebrate the life-affirming mission of Make-A-Wish with the caring Kansas City community.

The community is encouraged to sign up as individuals, create teams, or join teams formed by wish families and other Make-A-Wish supporters. Then, on April 21st, come out in full force to rally for local wish kids. This year’s event will feature a family friendly Wish Zone with unique “wish experiences” representing the four wish categories; “I wish to be…”, “I wish to have…”, “I wish to meet…”, and even, “I wish to go…” There will be fun for all ages including bounce houses, food, music, games, and much more!

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Since 1983, Make-A-Wish® Missouri has granted wishes to more than 6,000 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant more than 330 wishes. According to a U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family.

For more information about Make-A-Wish Missouri and how you can share the power of a wish®, please visit our website ( and connect with us on Facebook (makeawishmo), Twitter (@makeawishmo), Instagram (@makeawishmo) and YouTube (MakeAWishMO).

Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas
13523 Barrett Parkway Dr
Suite 241
Ballwin, MO 63021
(314) 205-9474
Toll Free (800) 548-5058
Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas, Wichita Regional Office
1144 N St. Francis
Wichita, KS 67214
(316) 838-9474
Toll Free - KS only (800) 566-9474