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Join Make-A-Wish® Idaho for the Sixth Annual Boise Walk for Wishes, the First Virtual Walk.


June 01, 2020

Boise, ID: The 6th Annual Walk for Wishes event will be held Friday, June 5 at 6 p.m. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will take place virtually with each participant walking separately in their own neighborhood, on a nature trail, on a treadmill at home or wherever they might choose. Participants will be asked to post themselves walking on social media and to tag Make-A-Wish Idaho in order to help raise awareness for wish kids who have had their wishes postponed.

This year Walk for Wishes will feature the musical debut of wish kid Theo whose wish for DJ equipment was granted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Theo will also talk about his wish and the impact it has made on his life.

Walk for Wishes is an event that celebrates wishes that have been granted in Idaho, while raising funds for future wishes. You can sign up today as a sponsor, walk team, or volunteer. There is no registration fee; though Make-A-Wish Idaho asks participants to raise $100 or more to help grant wishes to more Idaho wish kids.
A new addition of the 2020 Walk is the Sidewalk Chalk Art Challenge presented by Pioneer Federal Credit Union. Participants and their children can create their own masterpieces based on the four Make-A-Wish wish types: I wish to GO somewhere, I wish to BE someone, I wish to HAVE something, or I wish to MEET someone. They can post their sidewalk art on social media, tagging Make-A-Wish Idaho (Make-A-Wish Idaho on Facebook, @MakeAWish_Idaho on Twitter or @maw_idaho on Instagram) and using the hashtags #walkforwishesboise and #WishArt20. The entries will be judged, and a $200 youth savings account will be awarded to the winner.

For the children, families and our community, your support can make all the difference. It is the mission of Make-A-Wish Idaho to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Their vision is a wish for every eligible child in Idaho. Right now, for every child who receives the life-affirming gift of a wish experience, there is another child they are still trying to reach. To participate in the Walk, register at For more information, please contact Helene Peterson at 208.345.9474 or by email at

About Make-A-Wish® Idaho
Make-A-Wish Idaho’s mission is to grant life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. A wish is not a last wish. It is a lasting wish. Make-A-Wish Idaho serves children throughout the state with offices in Boise and Pocatello. The organization is dedicated to granting every eligible wish and has granted nearly 1,700 wishes since the chapter was founded. Make-A-Wish Idaho is one of 60 chapters across the United States. Visit to learn more about the magic of a wish!
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Janie Best
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310 W. Idaho Street
Boise, ID  83702

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Make-A-Wish® Idaho
310 W. Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 345-9474