Wishmaker Walk for Wishes set for October

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A crowd led by Children's Wish Foundation mascot Roary goes down Prince Street for the 20th annual Wishmaker Walk for Wishes on P.E.I. The event was held in five locations across the province and is the foundation's biggest annual fundraising event.

Vogue Optical is returning as presenting sponsor of Wishmaker Walk for Wishes.

The regional optical chain presented a cheque for $30,000 Wednesday to The Children’s Wish Foundation.

There will be 67 walk sites in Atlantic Canada this year with hundreds of participants taking part in the Wishmaker Walk.

The P.E.I. chapter of The Children’s Wish Foundation will host Wishmaker Walk For Wishes on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Taking place in Charlottetown, Summerside, Montague, North Rustico and Tignish, the event allows families, individuals, corporate and community groups to collect pledges that ultimately help grant a wish.

The walks in P.E.I. will occur simultaneously with a 1 p.m. registration and 2 p.m. walk. Celebration and prizes will follow.

All money raised will help the foundation continue granting wishes to children between the ages of three and 17 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

The P.E.I. chapter is currently working on granting wishes to 11 Island children.

For more information visit www.wishmaker.ca or call the Children’s Wish Foundation at 1-800-267-9474.

Organizations: The Children, Wish Foundation

Geographic location: P.E.I., Atlantic Canada, Charlottetown

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