Make-A-Wish® Hosts Annual Walk For Wishes® Events In Orange County And The Inland Empire

Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire Walks For Wishes® to help grant the wishes of children in community.

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Tustin, Calif. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014

Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire will host two Walk For Wishes® events this year, presented by Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning. These family- friendly events are a celebration of past, present and future wish kids, and will take place on April 12 at Castle Park in Riverside and on April 26 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine.

These events include a family-friendly walk and a World of Wishes festival featuring each type of wish experience: I wish to have, I wish to go, I wish to be, and I wish to meet. Participants can also enjoy live music and entertainment.

For more than 30 years, Make-A-Wish has impacted Orange County and the Inland Empire by granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Last year alone, 316 wishes were granted to children with the help of the local community. In 2013 Walk For Wishes hosted more than 2,000 participants and raised nearly $200,000, helping Make-A-Wish grant the wishes of 35 children in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

This year corporations, community groups, families and individuals are rallying together to support Walk For Wishes on an even greater scale. The goal for 2014 is to grant at least 60 wishes with the funds raised from the walk and to build an even stronger local presence within Orange County and the Inland Empire.

For more information about Walk For Wishes or to register, visit http://www.ocie.wish.org/walkforwishes.

About Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire

Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire, visit http://www.ocie.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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