8th Annual Kentucky Walk for Wishes



Saturday, May 19

8:30am AM Registration

10AM Walk Kicks-Off


Annual community walk in Louisville will draw more than1,000 participants and Kentucky wish kids who will walk to create life-changing wishes for more kids battling critical conditions across Kentucky.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana will partner with local theme park Kentucky Kingdom once again to host Make-A-Wish Day at Kentucky Kingdom featuring the 8th Annual Walk for Wishes presented by  ORR  Corporation on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Walkers and local wish kids hope to raise at least $100,000 to help grant more wishes for kids battling life-threatening medical conditions in Kentucky. There are currently more than 360 medically eligible wish kids across the Bluegrass who are waiting on their wish to be granted. The Kentucky region grants about 130 wishes each year and the average cost of a wish is $8,000. The community is encouraged to support Make-A-Wish by registering in advance or on walk day for the family-friendly event.


Kentucky Kingdom Partnership

The 2018 Walk for Wishes celebrates the exciting partnership with Louisville theme park Kentucky Kingdom.  This year’s walk participants will enjoy all the regular walk day activities, along with a fun new walk route through the theme park, and the opportunity to earn tickets to spend the entire day at Kentucky Kingdom including free drinks until 1pm in the picnic grove area with snacks, face painting, etc. Those who cannot attend the walk but would still like to support Make-A-Wish can come out to the park that day to learn more about the organization, text to donate and learn about upcoming opportunities for support.  There will also be a Text-to-Give campaign happening throughout the day for people at the event and at home.


Walk for Wishes Event Details

WHAT:         Make-A-Wish Day at Kentucky Kingdom

                       Featuring the 8th Annual Kentucky Walk for Wishes


WHERE:     Kentucky Kingdom  

                   937 Phillips Lane

                        Louisville, Kentucky 40209


WHEN:       Saturday, May 19, 2018

                        8:30 a.m. – Registration begins

                        10:00 a.m. – Walk kick-off 


Major Kentucky Walk for Wishes sponsors include: ORR Corporation, Blaze Pizza, TARC, Chevron and CitiCards.


Make-A-Wish relies on the financial support of the local community to grant wishes. To register or learn more, visit kentucky.wish.org, or follow us on social media @makeawishohkyin.


About Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana


Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. There are currently over 360 children in Kentucky are awaiting their wish. For more details on how to get engaged with our chapter, please visit www.oki.wish.org or follow us on social media @makeawishohkyin.


Kentucky Kingdom
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209
Complete list of event date(s)
05/19/2018 - 8:30am