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Walk For Wishes May 20 in Rapid City


April 18, 2017


Rapid City


RAPID CITY, SD – April 18, 2017 – Make-A-Wish® South Dakota will hold its 5th annual Walk For Wishes on Saturday, May 20, at Main Street Square in Rapid City. The goal is to create awareness and raise money to help make wishes come true for children facing life-threatening medical conditions in the Black Hills region.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program and walk at 9:30 a.m.  A registration fee is not required, but participants are encouraged to create or join a team and raise money.    Prizes and incentives will be awarded to top fundraising individuals and teams.  All ages are welcome.  You can register online at  Besides the walk, there will be entertainment, food and several booths with kids’ activities.

“Walk For Wishes is a inspirational and fun-filled family event where our community will be able to learn about the impact Make-A-Wish has on families in our area. It is an opportunity for us to celebrate the lives of our wish kids and the generosity of the people in the Black Hills” said Regional Director Melanie Barclay.  

Major sponsors of Walk For Wishes are Assurant, Toyota of the Black Hills, Rapid Chevrolet, SpartanNash, Upper Deck Architects, Unkenholz Family Dental, Homeslice Media, NewsCenter1, Haugo Broadcasting, and Rapid City Journal.

For more information about the walk please call Melanie Barclay at 791.4500, email or visit

Make-A-Wish South Dakota grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  The chapter serves the entire state with a main office in Sioux Falls and a field office in Rapid City.  To qualify for a wish, children need to between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 and facing a life-threatening medical condition at the time of referral.  Right now, there are 81 kids in the process of receiving their wish across South Dakota and our chapter has granted more than 1,240 wishes since 1984. The average cost of a wish is nearly $7,000.  On average, 20 percent of wishes are for children who live in the Black Hills region.  Wishes strengthen wish kids and their families, rally communities together, and change the lives of everyone involved. Find out more at

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Sue E Salter
1400 West 17th Street
Sioux Falls, SD  57104

Phone : (605) 335-8000
Fax : (605) 335-8002

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1400 West 17th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605.335.8000; Fax: 605.335.8002

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Black Hills Office
14 Saint Joseph St. Suite 302
Rapid City, SD 57701

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Make-A-Wish® South Dakota
1400 West 17th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 335-8000
Toll Free (800) 640-9198
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota, Black Hills Office
14 Saint Joseph St. Suite 302
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 791-4500
Toll Free (800) 640-9198