Last year we joined Tucker Hibbert and hundreds of others as Team 68 helped to lead the fundraising effort for Make-A-Wish Minnesota with their team walk raising more than $10,000 for the organization. Now they are back at it again in hopes of crushing last year’s amount and more importantly helping to make wishes come true for children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. More importantly you can help by joining other fans, friends, and family on the walk or by simply making a donation and becoming a member of Team 68.
“I’m really excited to get Team 68 together again to raise money for Make-A-Wish Minnesota,” Hibbert said. “I was blown away by the success of last year’s team and the amount of money we raised. It was awesome having so many people rally together to support the cause. I’ve seen, first-hand, the joy and strength a wish provides for a wish kid. I’m honored to have the opportunity to be involved in an organization that can provide that and thankful people around me feel the same way.”
“Kids who receive a wish are often facing the biggest challenge of their young lives, and their families are facing those struggles right alongside them,” said Mia Broos Hoagberg, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Minnesota. “By walking with Tucker you are sending a strong signal to wish kids and their families – You don’t walk alone. We are here for you! With each step, and with every dollar raised, you bring joy to a child who desperately needs it.”
The 2017 Walk for Wishes 5K walk and run will take place Saturday, August 5 at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. A donation of $20 confirms a spot on Team 68 and limited-edition t-shirt. Every dollar raised by the team will go directly to Make-A-WishMinnesota. To join Team 68, go to site.wish.org/goto/Team68. People who join for $20 but are unable to attend the event will still receive a limited-edition t-shirt to acknowledge their contribution.