ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) - Hundreds of people enjoyed a beautiful morning at the Detroit Zoo as they helped raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
They took part in the organization's annual Walk for Wishes. This is the 15th year the Walk For Wishes was held in Southeast Michigan/
Among those taking part were children who the Make-A-Wish foundation has granted wishes for, as well as their families, friends and walking teams from around the area.
Our own Alicia Smith served as emcee for the event.
For Jordan Agosta being at the walk with his family was a chance for him to those that helped grant his wish. He recently got the chance to go to Disney World in Florida. He shared his memories of the trip with 7 Action News reporter Nima Shaffe.
"It’s where I stayed - Give Kids the World," he says. "It’s a place for sick kids and I got like ice cream everyday and gifts and stuff and it was really cool."
The 15th Annual Walk for Wishes was sponsored by the J. Ferrantino Charitable Foundation and Quicken Loans. This year's event drew a record crowd. More than 3,000 people took to the pavement around the zoo.
"This is such an awesome event," Bill Emerson the CEO of Quicken Loans said. "When you have an opportunity to help out children, when you think about this particular event and the affliction associated with the kids there’s just no way you can’t step up and help with something like this."
The event was expected to raise more than $235,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. However, they shattered their goal by raising a total of $320,000.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.