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April 6th is National Walking Day!

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It’s National Walking Day! You know what that means – it’s time to put some pep in your step. Whether it’s around the block or across the nation, trekkers of all ages are getting pumped to pace. Make-A-Wish® encourages the community to take a stride toward a healthier, happier tomorrow – and we don’t just talk the talk! Here are a few fundraising walk events you’ll want to have a leg up on:

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Pittsburgh, PA  Erie, PA
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Saturday, June 4, 2016
Stage AE Presque Isle State Park

Two walks, one great cause! Put your best foot forward at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. This annual fundraising walk, in both Pittsburgh and Erie, PA, benefits local health and human service non-profits, including Make-A-Wish®. The primary goal of the walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions.

All registered walkers who raise or donate $30 will receive a Walk for a Healthy Community T-shirt while supplies last. Registered walkers have the option to participate in the 5K walk, one-mile fun walk or even a "virtual" walk if they are unable to attend in person. For every $50 that individuals donate to participating organizations, he/she will receive one raffle ticket to win prizes valued at more than $1,000.

Click here to register for the Pittsburgh Walk!

Click here to register for the Erie Walk! 

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Morgantown, WV
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Hazel Ruby McQuain Park

Lace up for some fun at the first annual Walk for Wishes in Morgantown, WV. This fundraising walk is a community-wide celebration and effort to grant the wishes of local children. Family, friends, corporations, clubs and schools are invited to walk together and raise funds for children in the Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia regions facing life-threatening medical conditions.

Click here to register for Walk for Wishes! 

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Looking for a way your powerwalk can bring forward the power of a wish?

Here is an example of how wish kid, Zack, wanted to give back:

After having his wish granted in 2005 for a T-Rex dinosaur, Zack created an annual race, Make a Move for Make-A-Wish, to help fulfill the wishes of other children facing life-threatening medical conditions. Now, 16 years old, Zack has raised more than $161,000 through this event in just four years. Consisting of a five-mile bike ride, run and walk, Make a Move has made an active impact on kids just like Zack!

For many wish kids, their struggles are a steep hill to climb, but because of your hard work, sweat and tears (hopefully more sweat than tears), they can reach their peak of hope.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc.
The Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street, 37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938
(412) 471-9474
Toll Free (800) 676-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Southern West Virginia Office
888 Oakwood Rd
Oakwood Center, Suite 330
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 342-9474
Toll Free (800) 664-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Northern West Virginia Office
913 Canyon Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 292-5600
Toll Free (888) 808-9474