Make-A-Wish Day at Kentucky Kingdom Featuring the 8th Annual Kentucky Walk for Wishes - Louisville Festivals & Events
Make-A-Wish Day: 8th Annual Walk for Wishes
MAKE-A-WISH® CELEBRATES 2nd Year PARTNERSHIP
WITH KENTUCKY KINGDOM,
8:30am AM Registration
10AM Walk Kicks-Off
LOOKS TO RAISE $100,000 AT 8th WALK FOR WISHES®
Annual community walk in Louisville will draw more than1,000 participants and Kentucky wish kids who will walk to create life-changing wishes for more kids battling critical conditions across Kentucky.
Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana will partner with local theme park Kentucky Kingdom once again to host Make-A-Wish Day at Kentucky Kingdom featuring the 8th Annual Walk for Wishes presented by ORR Corporation on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Walkers and local wish kids hope to raise at least $100,000 to help grant more wishes for kids battling life-threatening medical conditions in Kentucky. There are currently more than 360 medically eligible wish kids across the Bluegrass who are waiting on their wish to be granted. The Kentucky region grants about 130 wishes each year and the average cost of a wish is $8,000. The community is encouraged to support Make-A-Wish by registering in advance or on walk day for the family-friendly event.
Kentucky Kingdom Partnership
The 2018 Walk for Wishes celebrates the exciting partnership with Louisville theme park Kentucky Kingdom. This year’s walk participants will enjoy all the regular walk day activities, along with a fun new walk route through the theme park, and the opportunity to earn tickets to spend the entire day at Kentucky Kingdom including free drinks until 1pm in the picnic grove area with snacks, face painting, etc. Those who cannot attend the walk but would still like to support Make-A-Wish can come out to the park that day to learn more about the organization, text to donate and learn about upcoming opportunities for support. There will also be a Text-to-Give campaign happening throughout the day for people at the event and at home.