More than 300 local children in the state of Oregon are waiting for their wish to come true and BendBroadband is a proud sponsor of the 2021 Walk for Wishes®.
Walk For Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 315,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes.
When we learned Walk for Wishes was going virtual and would help children from across the entire state of Oregon, BendBroadband decided it was time to get involved. “With this being our first time sponsoring Walk for Wishes, I’ve really seen first hand what a fantastic cause this is,” said BendBroadband’s Associate Manager of Field Marketing Nicole Christensen. “I’m thrilled we can create hope for children battling critical illnesses in our community.”
The 2021 Walk for Wishes produced a video where viewers meet four children and hear about their wishes. Alene, from Southern Oregon, is a child with cystic fibrosis, who loves animals. Her wish is to have a barn built at her home that would house all her farm animals. “I really love animals, so please donate to Make A Wish so kids like me can have something else to do than just medical stuff,” said Alene.
Mark Nelson, emcee for the 2021 Walk for Wishes – Oregon thanked BendBroadband for sponsoring this year’s event. “Together, we can create statewide hope for children with life-threatening illnesses. Thank you for transforming the lives of hundreds of children in every single area in the state of Oregon,”
The May 22 virtual Walk for Wishes raised $145,989, surpassing its fundraising goal of $125,000. Donations are still being accepted. Please donate oregon.wish.org/Walk.