Walkers/Runners and Sponsors needed for 2014 Walk For Wishes® 5K Walk/Run
(March 7, 2014 – SWFL) Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida is asking the community for their help in making the 4th annual Walk For Wishes® 5K Walk/Run a success. The 5K Walk/Run will be held on April 5th, 2014 at the Florida Gulf Coast University Alico Arena located at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in Fort Myers.
Participants and sponsors are still needed in order to help make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.
The fundraiser is a certified timed 5K walk/run with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. and walk/run beginning at 8:30. The Family Fun Day, which includes food, face painting, a rock climbing wall and other activities, will run from 9:00 to 11:00, with all ages encouraged to participate in the event.
Pre-registration fees for the Walk for Wishes are $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children 12 years of age and younger. Event-day registration is $30 for adults, $20 for students and $15 for children 12 and younger.
Registration is available online at www.walkforwishes.net to sign up as an individual or to register a team. A team consists of a minimum of four people; each team member must register online and pay entry fee prior to the event. Team members receive a t-shirt if registered by March 21, 2014. Any team that raises $2,500 or more will be named a partner in sponsoring a child’s wish, and any team that raises $5,000 or more will be named a wish sponsor.
Allegiant Air will be the presenting sponsor of the Walk/Run with other sponsors including American Eagle Mortgage, Sky Zone and Woodruff Institute.
Corporate and individual sponsorships, ranging from $500 to $7500, are still available and needed for this event in order to reach the goal of granting 10 wishes. Contact Taylor Marini at 239-992-9474 X23 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Celebrating 30 years of wishes, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Southern Florida chapter grants a wish every 16 hours and has granted more than 9,000 wishes since its inception in 1983. The chapter’s vision is to make every eligible child’s wish come true. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit www.sfla.wish.org