Last year, more than 700 walkers and runners, including several wish children, crossed the finish line at the U.S. Virgin Islands Walk for Wishes® 5K Walk/Run at Yacht Haven Grande. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed Family Fun Day activities and a light breakfast. It was a wonderful morning of fun and fitness that raised enough funds to grant the heartfelt wishes of five children who were facing life-threatening medical conditions in the community. Walk for Wishes asks the community’s help to continue the success of this exhilarating event and share the power of a wish.®
Be a part of the magic at the 5th Annual Walk for Wishes 5K Walk/Run in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday, Sept. 24. Registration will begin at 7 a.m.; the 5K Walk/Fun will begin at 8 a.m.; the Awards Ceremony will be held at 9:15 a.m. The event will be held at Yacht Haven Grande in Charlotte Amalie. Parking is available at Yacht Haven.
The money that is raised will help to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Of the funds raised, 76 percent will go directly towards granting wishes. In its history, the chapter has granted 43 heartfelt wishes to brave children in the territory.
The fees are $10 for adult walkers; $15 for adult runners; $5 for child walkers; $5 for child runners.
Members of any business, organization, school, hospital or religious group can make up a team. Friends and neighbors can join together in this team effort.
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