Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina to Host 2014 Walk for Wishes®

October 12th in Wrightsville Beach

Annual Community Walk Presented by Cumulus Wilmington


MORRISVILLE, NC August 7, 2014 – Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina will host its 2014 Walk for Wishes® 5K at the John Nesbitt Loop in Wrightsville Beach on Sunday, October 12.  This community event, presented by Cumulus Wilmington and its five radio stations including WAAV 980 AM, WKXS 94.5 the Hawk, WMNX Coast 97.3, WGNI 102.7 and WWQQ 101.3, will raise funds to help grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Make-A-Wish Eastern NC

Registration is free and is now open through Individuals, organizations and businesses are encouraged to form walk teams or sponsor existing teams to raise money for Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina.   Walk for Wishes T-shirts will be provided to those individuals who raise $100 or more and corporate teams who raise $1,000 or more.  Day of event registration and check-in begins at 12 noon with the walk starting at 2 pm.  Local children who have either received their wishes or are currently having their wishes scheduled will be recognized during the events.


“During the last year, our chapter granted more than 200 wishes; however, there are many more children in our community waiting for their wishes,” said Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina President & CEO Kristen Johnson.  “With an average cost of $7,500 per wish, the need has never been greater.  Through Walk for Wishes and community support, we can help make these wishes a reality and Share the Power of a Wish®!”   


WHAT:            Make-A-Wish® Eastern NC 2014 Walk for Wishes®

WHERE:         John Nesbitt Loop

1 Bob Sawyer Drive; Wrightsville Beach, NC

WHEN:            October 12, 2014; 2 pm


Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Founded in 1986, the chapter serves all medically eligible children who reside in the 49 counties east of the Orange / Alamance county line. Our chapter operates solely through generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundations. With the help of more than 200 volunteers, including our Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina has granted more than 2,800 wishes since its inception. More information is available on our chapter website You can also follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (@MakeAWishEastNC).