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Walk for Wishes®

Powered by wish families, volunteers, companies and friends, Walk For Wishes® is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the thousands of wishes thathave already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes.

The first-ever Walk For Wishes® Morgantown, which raised $24,805.78, was held in September 2016. Nearly 300 people attended, including more than 15 wish children and their families. Following pre-walk entertainment and opening ceremonies at the Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater in Morgantown, WV, wish kids led the crowd in a warm-up with mascot Stella the Star before participants embarked on a 5K walk/run down the rail-trail.

  • Pictured here is Nick's Heart & Sole team with Stella! the Star at the 2016 Walk For Wishes in Morgantown, WV. On the left-hand side is wish kid Nick, who wished to be a WVU Mountaineer basketball player in 2015.

  • Kids enjoyed several games and activities to kick-off the walk, including face painting.

  • Families, wish kids and the community of Morgantown gathered together to help grant wishes at last year's walk.

  • Members of the West Virginia University Competitive Cheerleading Club get a photo with Stella! the Star.

  • Wish kid Nick and his teammates play some corn hole before the walk begins.

  • Several walkers and wish kids got a photo opt with Stella! the Star.

  • Wish kids were brought up on stage to talk about their wish experience at the amphitheater.

  • Adults and children of all ages came to participate in the walk and show their proud support to Make-A-Wish.

  • Students from WVU walked to show their support to granting wishes.

  • Several walkers ready to begin their trek to help grant wishes.

  • Walkers take to the trail.

  • Attendees enjoyed the weather as they walked for wishes.

  • Make-A-Wish can not thank the community of Morgantown enough for their strong support.

  • Families taking to the trail for the first-ever Walk For Wishes event.

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