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Franklin Kia presents Walk for Wishes 2017


February 22, 2017


Brentwood, TN

Franklin Kia Returns as Presenting Sponsor for

Walk for Wishes® on April 8, 2017

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (February 22, 2017) – Franklin Kia has signed on as the presenting sponsor of Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee’s Walk For Wishes® for the second year in a row.  The Walk will take place Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, in Nashville. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by a short program at 8:40 a.m. The walk will start at 9:00 a.m. The day will include a family fun zone and post-walk pizza donated by Hunt Brothers® Pizza. Families can enjoy the morning at the fun zone after finishing the walk.

Jessica Bliss, storytelling columnist for The Tennessean, will again serve as the emcee for the event.

“We are so happy to have Franklin Kia return as our Walk for Wishes presenting sponsor,” said Beth Torres, president & CEO of Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. “The continued generosity of Dan O’Brien and the staff at Franklin Kia is crucial to our mission of granting a wish to every eligible child in Middle Tennessee. And to have Jessica Bliss as our emcee again, we know it’s going to be a great day. We hope the community will come out and join us.”

Families are encouraged to bring their friends and children to this event. Walk registration is free, and families are encouraged to register as a team. Walkers that raise at least $100 will receive a t-shirt. The fundraising goal for the event is $175,000, all of which goes directly to granting wishes in Middle Tennessee. Sponsorship opportunities are still available to help reach this goal.

Walk for Wishes presented by Franklin Kia is made possible by the support of community partners including Franklin Kia, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Liberty Party Rental, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Red River Waste Solutions and Twice Daily.

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About Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee grants wishes in 38 counties and has granted more 1,400 wishes since its founding in 2000. Nationally, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 34 minutes and has granted more than 285,000 wishes in the United States since its inception in 1980.  For more information about Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish.

About Walk For Wishes® Presented by Franklin Kia: Walk For Wishes® presented by Franklin Kia is a family-friendly one-mile walk where wish kids, volunteers, and community members can come together in support of the Make-A-Wish mission. Enrich the human experience of children with life-threatening medial conditions by helping fraise money for local wishes by participating in the walk. 

Press Contact

Beth Torres
President & CEO
8119 Isabella Lane Suite 105 A
Brentwood, TN  37027

Phone : (615) 221-2200 x4058
Fax : (615) 221-2233

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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee
8119 Isabella Lane
Suite 105 A
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 221-2200
Toll Free (888) 492-9474