Walk will raise funds for Wishes

Posted May 01, 2012, at 4:51 p.m.
Logan, 12, of Brewer who lives with spinal muscular atrophy, will visit Walt Disney World to have a Jedi Training Academy experience at Hollywood Studios thanks to Make-A-Wish Maine and previous donations to the organization. Walk For Wishes will be held Saturday, May 19, in Bangor.
Courtesy of Make-A-Wish Maine
Logan, 12, of Brewer who lives with spinal muscular atrophy, will visit Walt Disney World to have a Jedi Training Academy experience at Hollywood Studios thanks to Make-A-Wish Maine and previous donations to the organization. Walk For Wishes will be held Saturday, May 19, in Bangor.

BANGOR, Maine — Make-A-Wish Maine will host its 12th annual Walk For Wishes at six locations across Maine including Bangor on Saturday, May 19, at Cascade Park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., the walk will begin at 10 a.m.

Walkers will enjoy food and beverages before and after the 2-mile walk. A race car will be on display and items ranging from gift cards to museum passes will be raffled.

Wish children face a life-threatening medical condition, such as 12-year-old Logan of Brewer who lives with spinal muscular atrophy. Logan’s wish is to visit Walt Disney World. Make-A-Wish Maine plans to grant the wishes of more than 38 seriously ill Maine children before the end of summer at an estimated cost of $228,000.

All funds raised in Maine stay in Maine to help local children. Adults who raise at least $100 and youths under 18 who raise at least $50 will receive a free Walk For Wishes T-shirt. Other Walk For Wishes events around the state will be held in Rockland, Portland, Saco, Auburn and Dennysville.

To register for the Bangor Walk for Wishes, or any other location, visit maine.wish.org. Walk participants can manage pledges, donations, teams and emails online.

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