We are taking the Walk for Wishes VIRTUAL! In the best interest of the children and families we serve, we want to make sure that everyone can safely participate in this year’s event. So while we're walking at a social distance, we're united behind wishes! Wherever you are on May 21, 2020 we invite you to lace up your shoes and WALK so Maine children can WISH.
What is a Virtual Walk?
With a virtual walk, you pick where you walk, who you walk with, and what time you start. Register on the Walk for Wishes website as normal so you don’t miss important updates, extras, and new tools to help you fundraise! In the weeks leading to the virtual event, use our Virtual Participation Guide
to participate in fun activities. Then join us on event day by sharing your home activities and tune in for live programming, featuring local wish kids and more!
Why should I participate?
Not only does walking have incredible health benefits, your commitment to wish children and families is critical – particularly now. On average, Make-A-Wish Maine grants over 70 wishes per year and 80% of these wishes involve air travel or large group settings. At this time, we estimate over 30 local wishes could be affected by COVID-19 related postponements this year and over 1,000 have been postponed across chapters nationwide. Community events like Walk for Wishes play a critical role in raising funds to grant wishes. We are counting on your support so that once these circumstances have passed, we are able to quickly and efficiently grant the wishes that have been postponed and all the other wishes that are waiting.
Do I get a T-shirt?
Any participant that raises $50 or more will receive our exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime, Virtual Walk for Wishes T-shirt. Be sure to share your unisex t-shirt size when you register. We will post details for shirt pick up and distribution as we get closer to the event!
Are there additional incentives?
For every $50 you raise, you will be entered to win exciting prizes! Participants will also receive access to a VERY SPECIAL video on the day of the event. You won’t want to miss this!
What if I can’t Walk on May 21?
That’s okay! Sign up, walk anytime in May, and wear your T-shirt proudly. We’ll be sharing photos and more communications on our social media that day and hope you will too (be sure to tag @makeawishmaine and use #walkforwishesME) - but we’ll be excited to hear about your walk whenever you do it.
How can I prepare for the Virtual Walk for Wishes?
Download our Virtual Participation Guide
with lots of tips for staying active during this time and reaching out to your community. We'll also be sending an e-newsletter to everyone who signs up for the event with fundraising ideas and wish story highlights. This is available exclusively through our Virtual Walk for Wishes website, so make sure you register!
How do I sign up?
Register using the links below! Choose the city closest to you for ease of T-shirt distribution.
You can also email email@example.com
anytime with questions. We look forward to “walking” with you and celebrating the life-changing power of a wish!