JOIN MAKE-A-WISH® MID-ATLANTIC AT THE MARYLAND ZOO ON APRIL 3 TO PARTICIPATE IN WALK FOR WISHES®
Baltimore, MD – Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic invites individuals to participate in Walk For Wishes on April 3 at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, MD. The Baltimore community is encouraged to join Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic wish kids, friends, families and supporters to help grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Local wish kid team captains will be leading the efforts at this community event.
Who: Wish kids, their families, and other friends and supporters of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
When: Sunday, April 3, 2016
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Where: Maryland Zoo
1876 Mansion House Drive
Baltimore, MD 21217
What: Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s 2016 Walk For Wishes is a community-wide celebration and effort to grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Walkers of all ages will come together at the Maryland Zoo to enjoy a day that includes the walk, visits with zoo animals and family-fun festivities like face painting, balloon art and even prizes.
Why: To raise awareness and funds supporting Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s efforts to serve local children. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic relies on community support to grant wishes. However, 840 local children are expected to be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition this year alone – and for each wish granted, at least two more local children are waiting for a wish. This local organization needs the community’s support to close the gap between children who are eligible for a wish this year and those who receive one.
About Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic serves children who reside in central and southern Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and northern Virginia. Founded in 1983, the Mid-Atlantic chapter has granted more than 8,500 wishes in the Mid-Atlantic region since its inception. Wish kids face any number of life-threatening medical conditions such as cancer, pediatric AIDS, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Duchene’s muscular dystrophy, kidney and heart disease. This year alone, 840 local children are expected to be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. However, for every wish granted, at least two more local children are waiting. The community has the opportunity to make an impact today by helping Make-A-Wish to reach hundreds of kids whose wishes would go otherwise go unanswered this year. For more information, please visit: www.midatlantic.wish.org.