Walk For Wishes - Southeast Michigan is a Make-A-Wish Michigan fundraiser that celebrates the more than 9,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It's a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, donors and friends.
By participating in this event, you can help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children in your community who are battling life-threatening medical conditions.
A wish experience can truly change a child's life, and you can help. Register today and join us in raising important funds that will help make wishes come true for eligible kids.
Find out all that Make-A-Wish Michigan does to share the power of a wish® in your community.
Event Date: May 5, 2018 - 9 a.m.
Event Location: Detroit Zoo
Event Address: 8450 W 10 Mile Road Royal Oak, MI 48067
Registration Fees: Registration closes on Wednesday, May 2, at 11:59pm. Registration will be available on the day of the event – beginning at 7 a.m. – and there will be a $25 per person registration fee. All participants are encouraged to fundraise a minimum of $100 in order to help grant more wishes.
T-Shirt information: Raise $100+ before or on Walk day and earn an official Walk For Wishes t-shirt! All kids 13 years and under will get a FREE walk t-shirt.
Length of Walk: 1.5 miles
Parking Information: In the case that you arrive at the Detroit Zoo to find parking full, please proceed to the Oakland Community College South Parking Structure & Lot: 739 S. Washington Avenue, Royal Oak, MI 48067. A shuttle will be provided to and from this parking structure about one mile from the Zoo. The parking structure and surface lot will be available for arrival until 12:30 p.m. and departure until 5:30 p.m.
Are Pets Allowed: Registered service animals only.
Pledge Envelopes: Pledge envelopes for cash and checks are available by request.
Event Schedule: Registration 7 a.m. | Event 9 a.m.
Breakfast: 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Check-in: 7 - 8:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 8:45 - 9 a.m.
Walk Begins: 9 a.m.
Activities: 10 a.m. - Noon
Light Lunch: 10 a.m. - Noon
Closing Ceremony: 11 a.m.
Event Ends: Noon
Additional Walk Perks
- Complimentary light breakfast and lunch
- Family friendly entertainment and activities
- Full access to the Detroit Zoo until 5 p.m.
- The official event hashtag is #WFWDetroit
- Click here to access the Facebook event
- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat: @MakeAWishMI
- Use the custom event Snapchat filter at the Detroit Zoo