When Stars Align

Walk For Wishes® is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 315,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It's a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, companies, donors and friends.

Introducing the new VIRTUAL Statewide Walk.

That’s right, we’re still walking! Wherever you are between April 29 and May 31, 2020 we invite you to lace up your shoes and WALK so local children can WISH.

Wishes give children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together, and unite entire communities. New wish children continue to qualify for wishes every day. We anticipate granting an unprecedented number of wishes as soon as it is safe for everyone to travel and gather together. Help the stars align in celebration of our 40th anniversary.

  1. Register. Sign up today and invite friends, family and colleagues to join your team.

  2. Fundraise. Tell people why you are supporting Make-A-Wish and ask for their support. Make it personal to make it powerful. Wishes are waiting and we need your help now more than ever.

  3. Walk. Wednesday, April 29 – May 31, 2020.  Head outside to the park, walk in your neighborhood, pop in your headphones and run a 5k or get moving inside on the treadmill! That’s the beauty of a virtual Walk for Wishes - you can continue to grant local wishes wherever you are. Take lots of photos and videos sharing what you are moving for!
  4. Share. Be sure to tag #WalkStar and @wishillinois when sharing photos and videos!


Thank you to our Rising Stars who are going above and beyond to make wishes come true!

Alexis Nolan
Beth Funneman
Cavan Fazinni & Family 
Gina Cordes
Hailee Saenger & Family
Jackie Wolf 
Lisa Holt
Mary Beth Siddons
Molly Oldeen
Talia Koenigsberg

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

Cavan Fazinni & Family