October 11 marks the 11th anniversary of Make-A-Wish Day® at Keeneland, the culmination of a special experience for our wish kids, while raising funds to make more life-changing wishes come true.
At Keeneland, the children and their families are treated to a VIP experience, complete with presenting a trophy after each race, meeting jockeys and experiencing all the excitement of a day at the races. Several local farms and equine medical facilities sponsor the participating wish kids.
Currently, more than 350 children in Kentucky are awaiting their wish. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Together with the community, Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, but we can’t do it alone.
It takes countless donors and volunteers to make every child’s wish come true. You can make a meaningful difference in the lives of local children and families dealing with critical illnesses! Please donate today in honor of Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland.
Take a look at what your dollars can do to change lives:
$1,500 - Meals for a family of four on a 5-day wish trip
$1,000 - Helicopter ride to see volcanoes in Hawaii
$ 750 - Souvenirs for 10 wish kids on their wish trips
$ 500 - Passport fees for a family of four
$ 300 - Limousine transportation to and from a child's wish
$ 200 - Luggage for a family of four
$ 100 - Cake and wish celebration party supplies
$50 - Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Experience
$25 - Wish Journey Photobook