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September 11, 2016


Busse Woods | Elk Grove Village

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on Sunday, September 11th for our 13th Annual Walk for Wishes! Your participation and donations will help make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions in Illinois.

Donations are still being accepted towards this walk online and by mail. Send donations with a note about their designation to: Chicago Walk for Wishes, Make-A-Wish Illinois, 640 N. Lasalle, Suite 280, Chicago, IL, 60654-3754



A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. For many of our wish children, the wish experience marks a turning point in their fight against their illnesses.

We hope you enjoyed celebrating the magic that is Make-A-Wish!
If you have a great photograph, please share them with us at walk@illinois.wish.org!

Congratulations to our prize winners:

Top Fundraising Team after walk: Team Nicole
Congratulations to Team Nicole for lifetime giving of $65,000, and over $18,000 raised this year alone!

Top Fundraising Team prior to walk: Team California Pizza Kitchen

Top Individual Fundraiser following walk: Nicole Bertini

Top Individual Fundraiser prior to walk: Shailen Patel

Best Child Costume: Cosmo Sides
Best Adult/Team Costume: Team Matthew's Minions

Fastest 5K Runner Male: Lukas Galdoni
Fastest 5K Runner Female: Marisol Esparaza
Runners, check here for your race time.
https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/?raceId=25314#resultSetId-45005.

Please note, you needed to be a registered runner to have a listed time. Walkers were not timed.

We look forward to seeing you at our next Walk for Wishes!

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