Walk for Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 285,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It’s a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, donors and friends. September 10th marks the 3rd year that Maria Zena will participate in the Walk for Wishes. Maria has been a volunteer with Make-A-Wish® for over 7 years, where she assists at events involving checking people in, selling raffle tickets and assisting in silent auction closeouts. Recently, she had the opportunity to step into the role of being a wish granting volunteer. She got her first wish child, met with the family and will assist in helping the child’s most heartfelt wish come true. In 2015, Maria and her Team finished in the top 5 fundraising Teams for Walk for Wishes, which motivated her to aim higher in 2016. Out of hundreds of registered walkers, Maria finished 2nd as the overall individual fundraiser (photo on the right shows her getting an award). With the help of family, friends and co-workers, Maria was able to achieve this accomplishment and is looking to hopefully raise even more than last year. Similar to last year, she will have a bake sale again, so look out for some delicious brownies and cupcakes.
Donations can be given in the form of cash, check or electronically.