CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Make-A –Wish Foundation hopes to raise more than $75,000 through the walk to help make the wishes of Southern Ohio children come true.
More than 900 walkers, sponsors and volunteers gathered at Sawyer Point on Saturday morning to participate in a one mile or three mile walk. The walk was followed by a finish line celebration with food, music and fun.
Honorary Wish Child Elijah and his family helped kickoff the Walk for Wishes. Elijah, 7, is currently battling sickle cell disease. The Make-A-Wish Foundation had Elijah's wish granted to visit Walt Disney World Resort and meet his favorite character, Peter Pan.
Currently, there are more than 140 children in southern Ohio waiting for their wish to come true.