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Eastern Washington Heroes Come Together To Make Wishes Come True

Inland Northwest Walk For Wishes 2013
What do Batman, Power Rangers, and a four-year-old boy named Tito have in common?

They all made an appearance at our Walk For Wishes® on Saturday, October 5 at Mirabeau Meadows.

More than 200 heroes, big and small, came out for a morning of fitness and family fun, while also helping to raise funds to grant future local wishes.

Spokane wish mom, Lace, shared her son Tito’s medical journey with an incurable brain tumor and his Make-A-Wish experience with the Walk For Wishes crowd. “It never goes away, this load we bear,” she said. “However, thanks to you, your time and donations, and to our local Make-A-Wish chapter, for making Tito’s wish come true, the burden we carry for our son has been replaced with a profound sense of gratitude and joy.”

Thanks to our participants and sponsors, we have raised more than $260,000 statewide to help us achieve our goal to grant more than 320 wishes to local children like Tito this year. There is still time to help us reach our Walk For Wishes goal. Donate today!

Were you at the Walk For Wishes in Spokane? Tag yourself in our Facebook photo album!

Special thanks to our 2013 Walk For Wishes sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Wish Visionary Sponsor


Hope Sponsors

Alaska Airlines

Delta Global Services 


Menzies Aviation

Nintendo of America 

Trusted Choice Agents of Washington

Strength Sponsors

Ameriprise Financial/Faley & Associates
The Garden City Group, Inc.

Joy Sponsors

Clif Bar
K&L Gates, LLP
LaQuinta Inns & Suites
Legg Mason
MFS Investment Management
PCC Natural Markets


Product Creation Studio
Ramseyer Vineyards
Spokane Aerial Performance Arts
Trutina Financial
Waggener Edstrom

  • Top Individual Fundraiser Amber catches up with wish recipient Olivia.
    © Photo courtesy of Mark Anthony - Anthony Productions.

  • Wish-granting volunteer Connie leads the cheer squad.
    © Photo courtesy of Mark Anthony - Anthony Productions.

  • Top Fundraising Team Cougs for Kids poses for a photo at the starting line.
    © Photo courtesy of Mark Anthony - Anthony Productions.

  • And they're off! Wish heroes lead the charge.
    © Photo courtesy of Mark Anthony - Anthony Productions.

  • Kids lined up for face painting among many other family-friendly activities.
    © Photo courtesy of Mark Anthony - Anthony Productions.

  • It was heroes galore at the Walk For Wishes.
    © Photo courtesy of Mark Anthony - Anthony Productions.

  • Gorgeous weather and enthusiastic walkers led to fun for the whole family.
    © Photo courtesy of Mark Anthony - Anthony Productions.


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Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington
811 1st Ave #620
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623-5300
Toll Free (800) 304-9474
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Eastern Washington Office
104 S Freya St
Yellow Flag Bldg #207
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 458-2618
Toll Free (888) 790-7005
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Alaska Office
430 W 7th Ave #110
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 258-9474
Toll Free (844) 510-9474