MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ – On September 23rd, Make-A-Wish New Jersey will host its annual Walk for Wishes at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. The mission of Make-A-Wish is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Guests of all ages and abilities are invited to join the annual “walk and roll” event, as an individual or as part of a team, at nj.wish.org/walk. Participants will enjoy a non-competitive, handicap-accessible course through Liberty State Park with magnificent views of the New York City skyline, followed by a fun-filled day of music, entertainment, games, food and fun. Prizes for the highest-performing fundraising individuals and teams will be awarded as well.
During the 2017 Walk For Wishes opening ceremonies, guests will be introduced to a New Jersey wish family who recently experienced the power of a wish and hear how their wish gave them hope, strength and joy during a time when they needed it most.
“Our annual Walk for Wishes serves as one of our key fundraising events each year,” shared Tom Weatherall, President & Chief Executive Officer for Make-A-Wish New Jersey. “This year, we will grant over 500 wishes to New Jersey children with life-threatening medical conditions – more wishes than we’ve ever granted before! We need your help to take another step closer to our vision of reaching every eligible child in New Jersey. Recruit your family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to walk with us, and change a child’s life when they need it most.”
Make-A-Wish New Jersey has granted over 9,500 wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions since its inception in 1983. The average cost of a wish in New Jersey is $10,000.
Registration for the Liberty State Park Walk for Wishes will begin at 9:00AM, and the walk begins at 10:00AM.
In addition to the Jersey City walk, Make-A-Wish New Jersey will host a second for Walk for Wishes on October 15th in Monroe Township, New Jersey, at the Samuel & Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place, home of Make-A-Wish New Jersey. More information on the Monroe Township walk can also be found at nj.wish.org/walk.
Register your team today and turn your steps into wishes!
Saturday September 23rd 2017
Registration 9AM / Walk 10AM
Liberty State Park
1 Audrey Zapp Drive Jersey City, NJ 077305
Event Website: nj.wish.org/walk