Hike for Wishes – Newfoundland & Labrador

Join us on June 17, 2022

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Make-A-Wish®, Newfoundland and Labrador are looking for your help to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses here in our province! We have made a journey and experience that everyone can participate in – “Hike for Wishes” – from June 18th to August 6th, 2022. This event is supported by the RCMP Newfoundland and Labrador, and Wing’n It Restaurants. 

 Hike for Wishes is about challenging yourself to new limits with friends and family during “Come Home Year”. Participants register online with the ultimate goal of completing a challenge of 50km, 100km, or more of hiking trails around the province, all while fundraising for Make-A-Wish. 

The hike can be a team effort or completed individually. Track your hikes with the AllTrails app (or another app of your choice) and share your progress on social media with the hashtag #HikeforWishesNL. Through all of the uncertainty of the past two years, one thing has remained constant: every child’s wish begins with the hope of something to look forward to. You can be part of that hope by signing up today!

Registration is now open!

Early Bird Prize: Register between June 1st and June 8th 2022 and be entered to win a $100 Gas Card!

STAY TUNED FOR TOP FUNDRAISER PRIZES!

Hike for Wishes Ambassador: Meet Hannah

During Hike for Wishes 2022, participants will raise money to help grant life changing wishes to critically ill children in our province. Wishes like our Hike for Wishes Ambassador Hannah, a 15-year-old enthusiastic lover of Shawn Mendes and Spongebob who wished for a hippocampe wheelchair.

Hannah and her family love the outdoors, but Hannah lives with a severe seizure disorder, and getting around outside in her regular wheelchair can be challenging. That’s why Hannah wished for a hippocampe beach and all terrain wheelchair, so she could hike alongside her mom and siblings! Make-A-Wish NL partnered with Lawton’s to deliver Hannah her new hippocampe with ski attachments for the winter, but also added a special surprise of balloon wheels for sand and summer terrain! Now Hannah can spend more time in the beautiful NL landscape all year round with those who mean the most to her.

Participants of Hike for Wishes NL are seeking your help in making wishes just like Hannah’s come true. You can help by signing up to fundraise, or by donating what you can today. Every dollar raised during this campaign will be used to help critically ill children in our province, just like Hannah.

Supported by Dawson Mercer, NHL New Jersey Devils Centre and Bay Roberts, NL native

Dawson Mercer is excited to be a part of Make-A-Wish NL’s Hike for Wishes 2022! As a Newfoundland and Labradorian, Dawson is passionate about helping youth in our province. When Dawson was selected as Investor Banks’ Fan Favourite in October 2021, he selected Make-A-Wish Newfoundland & Labrador as his charity of choice to donate his prize of $1000. Dawson is one of our esteemed Hike for Wishes Ambassadors, and will be cheering on all our hikers this summer and helping us fundraise to grant life-changing wishes for critically ill children. Thank you Dawson!

Photos are courtesy of the New Jersey Devils.

For more information, contact:

Brianna Cooze, Development Officer, Make-A-Wish®, Newfoundland and Labrador

Brianna.cooze@makeawish.ca

709-739-9474 ext. 8737

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