11th Annual Walk for Wishes Raises $130,000 for Make-A-Wish Vermont

Sept-4-B-Walk-for-Wishes-SC-copyOn September 14th, Make-A-Wish Vermont raised over $130,000 for wishes in their 11th annual Walk for Wishes at the Shelburne Museum. Hundreds of people joined together to help raise awareness and funds for Vermont children living with life-threatening medical conditions, and local businesses and volunteers donated goods and services to the event.
Leslie Williams, CEO of Make-A-Wish Vermont, enthused “The walk was a tremendous success. We’re so grateful to all the people who contributed to making the event a fun and family friendly experience. The museum was great to work with, and we’re already looking forward to next year.”
The walk itself is a short loop on the grounds of Shelburne Museum. The casual pace, beautiful setting, and community atmosphere allow participants to focus on celebrating hope, an essential component of the Make-A-Wish vision. This year, a scavenger hunt was added for extra fun. Other highlights included a speech by a wish kid, Hyperfocus face painting, and activities for the whole family provided by The Big Blue Trunk.
The walk is generously sponsored by Bond Auto Parts, who have sponsored the event since its inception. Additional support was provided by NEFCU, Paul, Frank & Collins, The Shopping Bag, and Trusted Choice.
Make-A-Wish Vermont grants wishes to Vermont children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.  Since their inception in 1989, Make-A-Wish-Vermont has granted the wish of every medically-eligible child. That’s over 650 wishes to date.