Make-A-Wish hosts Walk for Wishes to celebrate more than 500,000 granted wishes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Hundreds of people took part in a walk Saturday morning to make wishes come true for children fighting critical illnesses.

Walk For Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish fundraiser. It celebrated the more than 500,000 wishes that have already been granted while raising funds for future wishes.

The walk is a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, companies, donors and friends.

The family-friendly event was held on Saturday, May 20 at Kentucky Kingdom. Registration began at 8:30 a.m. and with the walk stepping off at 10 a.m.

Every walker who participated got to enjoy Kentucky Kingdom for free following the walk. Teams that raised more than $100 will got an additional ticket to the park for a different day.

By participating in one of the many walks held throughout the country, people can bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children in the community who are battling critical illness.

More than 400 people have already signed up. If you want to register for Walk for Wishes, click or tap here.

For more information om Make-A-Wish or to donate, click or tap here.