Monday, April 26, 2010

Make Wishes Come True

Do you see yourself as a Cincinnati Jack Nicklaus? Like walking for exercise? Or do you love lasagna, spaghetti or tiramisu?
Sheila here, and if your answer to any of those questions is yes, I have some ideas for things you can do in the next few weeks to make wishes come true for kids with life threatening illnesses.
Our local Make A Wish Foundation chapter has several things planned this spring and summer to raise money to grant wishes and give local children hope, strength and joy.

First up, the Walk for Wishes on Fountain Square downtown on May 15.
The top fundraiser this year will win a new roof!
It's a 5K non-competitive walk/run through downtown Cincinnati. It's a lot of fun, doesn't take long, and rewards you at the end with a big party. The family friend Wish Reunion Celebration will feature games, food and entertainment for all ages! You will also have the opportunity to meet current and past wish families. For further information, contact Leslie Lucas at (513) 745-9474. If you would like to Volunteer for the Walk for Wishes please send a completed Registration Form to Kevin Allender.

Hungry? Eat a Dish for Make A Wish® at Maggiano's Little Italy right now! From now through Wednesday, May 26 Maggiano’s in Kenwood (and all over the U.S.) is raising money to grant wishes with special menu items and customer donations. Patrons can also buy wish stars in the restaurant, and Maggiano's will donate $1 for each new, valid email address collected in-restaurant and online, up to an additional donation of $150,000.

And two local Make A Wish volunteers are hoping you'll sign up for a little golf. The Drives for Dreams golf outing is asking golfers and sponsors to get signed up for the event on August 2nd at Western Hills Country Club. Chris and Lisa Baker founded the Drives for Dreams, and they hope to raise enough money to grant at least one wish to a local Wish Kid. All of the money they raise will stay right here in our area. You can get registration form or find out more by emailing Chris at

And you can always find out more about Make A Wish by logging onto and I thank you!

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