Walkers Sought for 8th Annual Medical Mutual of Ohio Walk for Wishes

(CINCINNATI, OH) – The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Southern Ohio Region is seeking individuals to participate in its 8th Annual Medical Mutual of Ohio® Walk for Wishes® locally presented by Secret® on Saturday, June 18 at Sawyer Point; registration starts 7:30 a.m.

Spend the day with family and friends for an approximate non-competitive 5K walk through beautiful Sawyer Point in downtown Cincinnati, while helping to make wishes come true for children battling life threatening medical conditions.

A Wish Reunion Celebration will be held in the Sawyer Point Facility at the conclusion of the walk. The family-friendly event will feature games, food and entertainment for all ages! Participants will have the opportunity to meet current and past wish families.

Registration is $10 for adults 18 years and older; children 17 and under are free. Interested participants can visit the event website at www.makeawishohio.org to register as an individual or partner up with co-workers, friends and family to enter as a team. Every participant who raises $100 or more will receive an official Walk for Wishes® t-shirt.

WHAT: 8th Annual Make-A-Wish Foundation® Medical Mutual of Ohio® Walk for Wishes® Locally Presented by Secret®

WHERE: Sawyer Point

705 East Pete Rose Way

Cincinnati, OH 45202

WHEN: Saturday, June 18, 2011

Registration: 7:30 a.m.

Walk Begins: 9:00 a.m.

For more information about this event, contact Development Officer Kevin Allender at (888) 441-WISH or kevina@makeawishohio.org.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.   Founded in 1983, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana chapter is the largest of the 64 Make-A-Wish® chapters in the country in both territory and wishes granted.  The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Southern Ohio Region has fulfilled the individual wishes of 1,107 local children since it was founded in 1998. Currently, we have more than 131 pending wishes. You can help share the power of a wish® by contributing financially, donating frequent flyer miles, adopting a wish or remembering the Make-A-Wish Foundation in your planned giving by calling (888) 441-9474.  For more information, visit our website at www.makeawishohio.org.

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