Race for Wishes Hosted By the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas
WHO: The Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas
WHAT: The Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas is hosting its annual Race for Wishes in Irving, Texas. The North Texas Chapter is combining its Southwest and Central regions and encouraging both communities to put one foot forward to grant the wishes of children fighting life-threatening medical conditions. Participants of the 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run/walk will enjoy a day of exercise, breakfast, friendly competition and the opportunity to raise money for children in their communities.
WHEN: Saturday, March 27, 2010
7:00 a.m. – Registration begins
8:15 a.m. – Pre Race Ceremonies
9:00 a.m. – 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk and 5K Run/Walk Begins
HOW: Each team or individual can register and get event information online by visiting www.raceforwishes.kintera.org. Participants are able to create an individual or team web page that tracks and collects donations and helps raise funds by emailing friends, family or organizations. All donations must be received no later than 8 a.m. the day of the event. Prizes will be awarded to the teams with the most funds raised.
FEES: $20 Early Registration
$25 Day of Registration
$10 Kids Registration: Ages 5-12
Wish kids and children 4 and under are FREE
WHERE: Williams Square in Las Colinas
5215 North O’Connor Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039
MAKE-A-WISH The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening
FOUNDATION® medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
OF NORTH Born in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream
TEXAS: of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity
in the world, with 65 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 164,000 wishes in the U.S. since inception. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas, established in 1982, has granted more than 3,800 wishes. For more information on the
Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas, please visit www.northtexaswish.org.