Walk Day Details

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Walk With Me. Wish With Me.

Walk For Wishes - Michigan is a Make-A-Wish Michigan fundraiser that celebrates the more than 10,500 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It's a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, donors and friends.

By participating in this event, you can help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children in your community who are battling critical illnesses.

A wish experience can truly change a child's life, and you can help.

Registration Deadline: Online registration ends on May 5, 2022 by 5pm.  Walk-up registrations on May 7 will be charged a $25 registration fee.

Event Date: May 7, 2022

Event Location: Detroit Zoo

Event Address: 8540 W 10 Mile Rd.  Royal Oak,  MI  48067

Event Schedule: 7:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Registration & Light Breakfast / 8:45 a.m. Walk Start

T-Shirt Information: Walkers who raise $100+ before or on Walk day will earn an official Walk For Wishes t-shirt! Children ages 12 and under will earn a free Walk For Wishes t-shirt!

Fundraising Incentives: Participants can earn great Make-A-Wish prizes. See incentives page for more details!

Length of Walk: 1.5 miles

Are Pets Allowed: Registered service animals only.

Pledge Envelopes: Pledge envelopes for cash and checks are available by request.

Virtual Walk Teams: Unable to attend the zoo on May 7? Register as a virtual walk team! For every virtual walk team registered, Make-A-Wish Michigan will send a gift bag for your event day. To receive your team’s virtual walk gift bag, contact Natalie Blazo at nblazo@michigan.wish.org by April 15.

Walk For Wishes COVID Safety Policy
Make-A-Wish® Michigan is dedicated to the health and safety of our wish families, donors, volunteers, staff and community. The following COVID safety policy has been adopted for the Walk For Wishes. Proof of vaccination is not required, but we do strongly encourage guests to be fully vaccinated and have a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of the event. We will follow masking guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, which presently states that masking is recommended for those with underlying health conditions or increased risk.


This policy is subject to change as we monitor pandemic conditions and with the thoughtful guidance of our health partners. Because the virus that causes COVID-19 is extremely contagious, no level of risk mitigation can guarantee you will not be exposed, and participation is at your own risk. Additional safety precautions may be taken following the guidance from the CDC, state and local health agencies and public officials. These could include the possibility of event cancellation or virtualization.