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Walk for Wishes

Walk for Wishes presented by Franklin Kia

Join us on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Registration for the event is free, but participants are encouraged to form teams and raise money in advance of the event. Individuals who raise at least $100 will receive a free t-shirt.

  • Emcee Jessica Bliss and Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee President & CEO Beth Torres

  • Emcee Jessica Bliss and Franklin Kia's Dan O'Brien take a selfie with Wish Kid Levi

  • Wish Kid Josh and the Vanderbilt Flyboyz

  • Wish Kid Lily with the Nashville Sounds' Booster and the Nashville Predators' Gnash

  • Mighty Mitchell with Walk for Wishes volunteers

  • Wish Kids Miles and Levi

  • Emcee Jessica Bliss takes a selfie with our Wish Heroes

  • Super Josh!

  • Dan O'Brien of Franklin grants Izabella's wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort

  • Wish Heroes

  • Breanna and Gnash

Walk For Wishes® is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates more than 285,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It's a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, donors and friends. 

By participating, you can help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children in your community who battle life-threatening medical conditions.

Every 34 minutes, Make-A-Wish grants the wish of an eligible child in the United States and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.

A wish experience can truly change a child's life, and so can you. Register today.

There are no registration fees for this event, but participants are encouraged to form teams and raise money prior to the event. All walkers who raise $100 or more will receive a t-shirt at registration.

Event Schedule: 

8:00am:  T-shirt distribution

9:00am:  Event presentation

9:15am:  1-Mile Walk 

11:00am:  Event Ends

Route map & Parking: Click to Download

Route and parking map

Are Pets Allowed?  Dogs

Meet our 2017 Walk for Wishes Ambassadors


Walk Ambassador Makenzie

Download Makenzie's story.



Walk Ambassador Jalen

Dowload Jalen's story. 


Walk ambassador Levi
Download Levi's story.

Walk Ambassador Lily
Download Lily's story. 

Walk for Wishes® presented by Franklin Kia would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Sponsorships are still available. Click to download Sponsorship Packet. For more information, email


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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee
600 Hill Avenue
Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 221-2200