We even had a few special guests from the Zoo come out and join us! Comet the Peregrine Falcon and Nora the Desert Kingsnake were greeting everyone as they walked through the gates! In the education center, we had snacks, raffle prizes and even a corn hole game to win tickets to next weekends Penn State Football game! Congratulations to all of those who won raffles prizes and a special thank you to all those who donated those prizes that made that possible!
One of the best moments of the walk was the opening ceremonies. We got to hear from one of our wish families, Julia, Avielle and her sister gave a wonderful and moving speech to us all about their trip to Disney World and the impact that it made on their family, then we got the chance to do a surprise wish reveal for Rebekah who gets to go to Rome this month, we hope you have an amazing time Rebekah! In addition, Annaliese, Zerek, Anthony and Camren all had a part in making the opening ceremonies one of the best moments of the walk for everyone.
As well as, congratulations to our top 3 teams!
- Purple for Violet with $2,410.00
- Satellite Auto Glass with $1,956.25
- Wishmakers on Campus Bloomsburg University with $1,317.00
You guys did an absolutely incredible job fundraising thank you and congratulations!
Another special thank you goes to ABC27’s Dan Tomaso for coming out and leading opening ceremonies which were unforgettable to say the least. Thank you to our DJ and Emcee Kyle from 30 West Entertainment who kept our spirits up even though the clouds were out!
Thank you to our friends over at Sheetz for providing nice warm coffee and water, as well as, thank you to the big green GameTruck for coming out and providing an awesome spot for everyone to play a quick game!
And we cannot forget about our AMAZING volunteers who come out the night before and the morning of to help us set up and run smoothly, you guys are the honestly the best! As well as, all of our sponsors who make these walks possible and a BIG thank you to ZooAmerica for having us it was truly wonderful!
We love to see your pictures from our events toom so if you have any pictures from the walk tag us @MakeAWishPHL (on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat) so we can see!
We are so grateful to all who make our Walk for Wishes possible and we now only have one more to go to conclude our 2017 season! Walk for Wishes Delaware is being held at Nemours Mansion and Gardens this Sunday, November 5th …Delaware are you ready for us?
ALL PARTICIPANTS OF ALL WALKS can still fundraise until November 8th! Our presenting sponsor Cheap Caribbean is offering a team fundraising prize- an all-expense paid trip for 2 to Playa del Carmen! Any teams who raise $5,000 or more will qualify to enter and you have until our Walk for Wishes in Delaware closes to raise that money! Go to your participant center to get started and we can't wait to see you!