HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – It’s time to lace up your running shoes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s third annual Run for Wishes on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Village of Providence at 8 a.m.
The 5K run is $25 and one-mile fun run is $15. All participants will receive a t-shirt. There will also be a “Fun Zone” for children on the Village of Providence Green.
The money raised from the run will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, specifically for pending wishes in north Alabama. Currently, there are more than 12 wish requests from children with life-threatening illnesses in the Tennessee Valley.
To register or make donations, visit Run for Wishes website. There are sponsorship opportunities as well. You can register as an individual or with a team.
This year’s Village of Providence Car Show is on Sunday, Sept. 29. The car show is donating all proceeds to Make-A-Wish.
Attendees at the Village of Providence Car Show on Sunday can buy a chance to win a 1976 BMW 2002 or 1990 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
“Make-A-Wish works every day to help wishes come true,” said Todd Slyman, Village of Providence Town Founder. “We’re hoping that by helping them, attendees can have their wish of owning a classic car come true, too.”
Organizers say that attendees at the Village of Providence Car show can, for a $5 donation to Make-A-Wish, play a car “Lucky List” game. Complete rules and regulations will be available at the event and on the event’s Facebook page.
All money raised at the events stays in Alabama and will be used to grant wishes for local children. Make-A-Wish Alabama will be granting 130 wishes this year alone.
“We’re delighted to be the home of these great events,” said David Slyman, Village of Providence Town Founder. “These are family friendly events that highlight the very best of the Village of Providence and our entire community. Both events have grown every year and we’re expecting record attendees again this year.”
Slyman said his wish is for big crowds, nice weather and record donations to Make-A-Wish.
“Both of these events help an incredible charity,” added Slyman. “That’s the best part about it.”
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wish of a child facing a life-threatening medical condition on average every 38 minutes.