Lacing Up to Make Wishes Come True
On Saturday, thousands will walk to grant wishes to sick children across the country.
The Children's Wish Foundation is holding its annual Wishmaker Walk for Wishes, where money is raised to make a wish come true for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Funds raised for the walks are pooled together and handed out to children all over Canada.
This is the second year for the Lloydminster event, which is taking place in Bud Miller Park. “Our goal is to have 150 walkers raise approximately $200 each raising $30,000,” says organizer Jennifer Valliere.
That’s more than double the funds raised last year, she says, adding she didn’t have a lot of time to plan in 2011. “Nobody was organizing one in Lloydminster, so then I put it all together in a couple months time.”
Valliere says the walk will have a western theme, with cowboy hats and boots, adding there will be a prize for best dressed. “If we reach our goal, I am kissing a pig,” she says.
Registration takes place at 10 a.m. at the Lakeland College cafeteria. Walkers will stroll for an hour at Bud Miller Park at 11 a.m. before having lunch and learning more about the foundation and the work it does. There will even be some wish moms and wish children at the event.
The foundation expects to grant 1,000 new wishes this year.
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