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Denver Make-A-Wish Walk

Photo by Jad Limcaco on Unsplash.
Photo by Jad Limcaco on Unsplash.

Make A Wish is a non-profit organization that has been in operation since 1980. The organization raises funds for sick children, allowing them to fulfil a wish like going to Disney Land or meeting their favorite movie stars. For children diagnosed with critical illnesses, a wish come true can be a crucial turning point in their lives. Though every state has their own Make-A-Wish community now, the organization traces its inspiration back to a case in Arizona. Christopher James Greicius, an energetic 7-year-old boy battling leukemia, wished to be a police officer. Christopher's Phoenix community came together to make his wish come true by allowing him to shadow a real police officer and wear his own uniform.

The 4th Annual Walk For Wishes

Following Christopher's story, many towns and neighborhoods have created events in order to raise money for this wonderful charity. Doing it's part, Denver boasts the Walk For Wishes event. Designated paths for those participating in the walk are usually set up for the event, but safety concerns because of the pandemic have raised some concerns. Drawing large crowds of people for any event could lead to higher infection rates. Therefore, the 4th annual Walk For Wishes on Saturday, October 10, will be an online virtual event.

On October 10, anyone who wishes to participate in the event can go outside and walk around their neighborhood while celebrating the wishes their fundraising has helped grant. Since the walk will no longer be at specific locations, Walk For Wishes encourages people from all over Colorado to walk for this great cause and give a donation to help grant wishes for those that need them. Walk For Wishes plans to include multiple ways to keep you motivated along the way, and will have inspiring mission moments to share with you on Walk day. These mission moments will demonstrate the impact you have made on children in your community.

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