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Wish Kid Zack Gives Back Through Make A Move for Make-A-Wish Event

Zack makes a move for Make-A-Wish

Join wish kid Zack Abel, who was granted his wish for a T-rex dinosaur in 2005, for his third annual Make A Move for Make-A-Wish event to help fulfill the wishes of other children with life-threatening medical conditions.  The 5-mile bike ride, run and walk fundraiser, which will include a Chinese Auction, face painting, refreshments, entertainment and an appearance by the Pirate Parrot, will take place on Sunday, July 27, 2014, starting at 9 a.m. at the North Park Boathouse in Allison Park, PA.  All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish. 

New this year, bikers, runner and walkers will be electronically timed via a bib by Miles for Smiles Timing Services.  Awards will be given to the top male and female in each category and age group.

Registration, which includes a free T-shirt, is $25 for adults and $15 for kids ages 5-12.  Children under five years of age may attend for free.  Online registration is available at  Registration on the day of the event is from 8 - 8:45 a.m.  For those that can't attend, but would like to contribute to Make-A-Wish, donations can be made at  For more information, please contact Natalie Abel at angnyvr.nory@ubgznvy.pbz or 412-370-5070.

Zack created Make A Move for Make-A-Wish in 2012 as not only a way to give back to the organization that gave him hope as he battled cancer as a child, but to also help other kids who are going through what he did.   He began with a goal of $3,900 in order to fund one wish.  Through his dedication and hard work, Make A Move raised nearly $25,000 in its first year—beyond surpassing his goal of $3,900. Make A Move has now raised more than $65,000 for Make-A-Wish.

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