*CANCELLED* - Walk For Wishes® Celebration

Given concerns about COVID-19 and the importance of our community’s health and well-being, the Make-A-Wish staff and Board made the difficult decision to cancel the public in-person Walk For Wishes Celebration previously scheduled for Sunday, August 16. Ultimately, we have made this decision to protect the health and safety of everyone involved - including our wish families, community members, sponsors and partners.

This event was a way for us to celebrate not only our mission and wish children, but also the support of our partners, fundraisers and sponsors. We are so appreciative of those who joined us virtually on April 11th and for those who continue to fundraise virtually.

We remain committed to our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child fighting a critical illness. Due to implications from COVID-19, over 400 wishes have been impacted - whether being postponed or altered to fit the current public health climate.

With so many wishes being postponed, there are more wishes waiting. Your support means more now than ever, as we face unprecedented costs associated with the postponements and a decrease in fundraising revenue. If you would still like to fundraise or make a contribution, we kindly ask that you do so and help us reach our goal of becoming the first Walk For Wishes in the country to raise one million dollars!

On behalf of the children we serve, we thank you for your continued support and look forward to next year’s event!

Please note: We will be offering a pickup day for all t-shirts and fundraising incentives at a later date. Pickup location will be at our office, located at 13523 Barrett Parkway Dr., Suite 241, Ballwin, MO 63021. * Please check back for exact date and time. *

If you have questions please contact Meagan Sweeney-Hyde at msweeney-hyde@mokoan.wish.org or 314.409.4438.

Avary, 7

Avary’s wish to be a professional gymnast motivated her to stay strong as she battled her illness. Read more of Avary’s story

Michael, 18

Michael’s wish to have a saxophone allowed him to become a musician like so many others in his family. Read more of Michael’s story