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2016 WALK BLOG #19 - Philly Walk Wrap-up

Walk For Wishes
It may have rained, but our Philadelphia Walk-for-Wishes was still a shining success!

Come rain or shine, and our walkers truly did! Even though it poured, Walk-for-Wishes was a success because of supporters like you! First, we’d like to extend a huge thank you to our volunteers. Your organization and flexibility enabled the event to shine on! Thank you to all of the walkers who braved the weather to spend the morning supporting Make-A-Wish. For many of our walkers, Sunday was the culmination to a long season of fundraising. We had some super-star fundraisers this year, your efforts are greatly appreciated!

A special thanks to our presenting sponsor CheapCarribbean who more than doubled their fundraising efforts this year! CheapCarribbean was able to raise over $11,000, thank you for another great walk CheapCarribbean! We can’t forget all of our other fantastic vendors who helped to make Walk-for-Wishes happen! Thank you to our Star of Strength Sponsor, A.C. Moore, for providing crafts! Thank you to Yoga by Erin, for steading us before the walk! Thank you to our fantastic Community Sponsor, CHOP. Thank you to Kaitlyn’s Kreations for making dozens of bracelets to help support Make-A-Wish! Thank you to 101.1 More FM for suppling us with tunes! We can’t forget our friends at La Colombe for suppling our walkers with delicious, fresh-brewed Pure Black Cold Brew and Draft Latte’s. Finally, a huge thank you to our Master of Ceremonies and Official Walk for Wishes Philadelphia DJ, Mark Shepperd, who rocked it out, once again, this year!

We hoped you enjoyed opening ceremonies and some of our wish stories helped to warm you on a very wet day! Thank you to our Wish Star representatives and speakers for sharing your wish stories! Because of all of our supporters, we raised more than $117,000 to fill another year with wishes! We hope to see you next year for our 7th annual Walk-for-Wishes!

Don’t forget about our Hershey Walk-for-Wishes happening on October 30th,  we will have another Walk-for-Wishes at  Zoo America! Register by Sunday October 16th for a guaranteed T-shirt!

Please share you pictures from the 2016 Walk-for-Wishes Philadelphia with us! Be sure to tag us @philadelphiawish on Facebook and @MakeAWishPHL on all others!


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