Walk for Wishes raises money to help make dreams come true

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — 8News took the lead Saturday by participating in the Walk for Wishes fundraiser to help kids battling illnesses see their wishes come true.

Hundreds of people showed up Saturday morning at the Stony Point Fashion Park to walk and raise money for Make a Wish kids.

8News spoke with Kaitlyn Vargas who has lived with Cystic Fibrosis her whole life. She thanked Make a Wish for granting her wish to travel to Australia.

“It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever done in my life and I can’t thank Make a Wish enough for giving me such an amazing opportunity,” Vargas said. “It definitely gives you hope and it definitely makes you feel great, and it’s, it’s just amazing that an organization would do this for anyone.”

Make a Wish sponsors raised over $140 thousand to help support the Greater Virginian Make a Wish Foundation.

To make a donation to the cause, click here.

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