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Walk For Wishes® Athens

The 6th annual Walk for Wishes Athens will take place on October 20, 2019.

All funds raised will help grant the wishes of local children with critical illnesses. Participants will enjoy family festivities and entertainment as we celebrate the impact that wishes have on the lives of our community’s children.

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2016 Walk for Wishes Athens

The 2016 Walk took place on Sunday, October 16 at the UGA Intramural fields. Over 200 participants helped to raise over $20,000 for local wishes!

  • UGA mascot Hairy Dawg poses with a local walk participant.

  • The 3rd annual Walk For Wishes Athens took place on October 16, 2016.

  • Thanks to the UGA chapter of Chi Omega for their support at the Walk!

  • Walk festivities included face painting and tailgating games.

  • Walk participants warm up with Hairy Dawg.

  • The Walk for Wishes raised over $20,000 for local wishes.

  • Eight local wish families attended the Walk to share their wish stories.

  • Over 200 walkers attended the Walk for Wishes Athens.

  • Chi Omega sisters cheer on walkers at the finish line.

  • The Walk for Wishes Athens took place at the UGA intramural fields.

  • There are currently 38 wish kids waiting for their wish in the Athens area.

  • We granted 22 wishes in the Athens area during 2016.

  • Thanks to all of those who attended the Walk to support local wishes!

  • Lowes set up a fun activities table for Walk participants.

  • Chi Omega members cover the registration table.

  • A local wish kid learns how to build at the activities table.

  • The Walk for Wishes is always focused on family fun.

  • Thanks to the University of Georgia for their support of local wishes!

2015 Walk for Wishes Athens

  • Wish ambassador Sophia and her family.

  • Anna Kate was one of five wish ambassadors at the Walk.

  • Thanks to the sisters of UGA's Chi Omega chapter for their support.

  • The Walk was full of family fun.

  • And brought over 250 participants.

  • Our five wish ambassadors led the Walk For Wishes.

  • The Walk brought smiles to many faces around Athens.

  • The Walk took place at Oconee Veterans Park in Watkinsville.

  • There were several door prizes, including a signed UGA football.

  • The route around the park was beautiful!

  • Walk participants take a photo with the UGA mascot.

  • The UGA mascot plays corn hole in the activity area.

  • Wish ambassador Ethan is all smiles.

  • Balloon animals were one of many fun activities.

  • Henry is one of many kids waiting for their wishes in the Athens area.

  • Face painting was on display at the arts and crafts table.

  • There were five wish ambassador families present at the Walk.

  • The UGA Wishmakers on Campus provided the families with arts & crafts.

Make-A-Wish® Georgia
1775 The Exchange SE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 916-9474