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2019 Walk For Wishes to be held on Saturday, May 4, in Royal Oak

Posted: 9:09 AM, May 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-06 16:17:30-04

ROYAL OAK, MICH (WXYZ) — The 35th annual Walk For Wishes will take place on Saturday, May 4, at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. The fundraising walk will begin at 9 a.m.

The registration fee is $25 per person. Money raised will benefit Make-A-Wish Michigan. 7 Action News morning anchor Alicia Smith will serve as emcee.

More than 800 Michigan children are expected to be diagnosed with a critical illness this year. Every one of these kids needs a wish to give them strength and help them heal. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, anxiety with excitement and sadness with optimism. Since 1984, Make-A-Wish Michigan has granted more than 9,500 wishes. The average value of a Michigan wish is $10,000, and while each child’s wish is truly unique, the majority of wishes fall into one of four categories: I wish to go, I wish to meet, I wish to have or I wish to be. 80 percent of each dollar spent benefits the Michigan wish-granting program.

For information about Make-A-WishMichigan, visit http://michigan.wish.org/ .