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Come as your favorite character to the Make-A-Wish® Illinois Walk & Run for Wishes on Sunday, September 16 at Montrose Harbor and you can make wishes come true for local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Individuals and teams can participate and raise funds while enjoying the whimsical nature of the event, created to bring to mind the joyous, magical nature of a wish granted by Make-A-Wish.

Stepping off from Montrose Harbor at 9:30 a.m., the event includes a timed 5K run and a leisurely 5K walk along Chicago’s lakefront. Refreshments, music and other entertainment will round out the celebration, with prizes awarded for best youth and adult costume as well as top fundraisers. Registration is $30 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children under three. Additional details and registration are available online at www.walkrunwish.org. Sprouts Academy Preschool is a proud sponsor, and all funds raised at Walk & Run for Wishes will benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois.

This year, Make-A-Wish Illinois will grant wishes to more than 700 kids in Illinois who are living with life-threatening medical conditions. Wishes can be a turning point in a child’s battle against illness and help children feel stronger, more energetic and more willing and able to comply with treatment protocols. Additionally, wishes empower children to take control over an aspect of their lives while helping them feel less isolated and more self-confident.

Make-A-Wish Illinois grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. Since being founded locally in 1985, the chapter has granted more than 10,000 wishes and continues its mission to share the power of a wish® with special children across the state.

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