The University of Wyoming Chi-Omega Chapter will host a 5K bike ride, run, and walk this week to raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Wyoming. Bike riders, runners, and walkers of all skill levels are invited to participate for a cause on September 22, 2018 during the fourth annual Tour de Wish Laramie.
The event will be held at Washington Park in Laramie starting at 9 a.m. Participants may register now at www.wyoming.wish.org or register the day of the event beginning at 8:30 a.m. The cost to participate is $15 for early registrants or $20 for day-of registration. Children 10 years of age and younger can participate for only $5. Registration secures participants a spot in Tour de Wish Laramie and includes an event t-shirt.
All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Wyoming and help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses in Wyoming. Make-A-Wish Wyoming has brought the hope, strength and joy of a wish to more than 570 local children throughout the state and there are currently 35 wishes in progress right now. To be eligible for a wish, a child must be at least 2 ½ and under the age of 18 years old and have a critical illness defined as progressive, degenerative or malignant.
This is the fourth year Make-A-Wish Wyoming has partnered with communities around the state to hold Tour de Wish events and the fourth year in the Laramie community. The Tour de Wish series was inspired by the first Wyoming wish granted in 1985 to 10-year-old Brian of Gillette who wished to have a BMX bike. Brian’s wish was not only the first wish granted by Make-A-Wish Wyoming, but it began a legacy of serving children battling critical illnesses across the state for decades to come.
Other communities that have hosted Tour de Wish events this summer include:
- Rock Springs, May 5
- Sundance, May 5
- Casper, June 9
- Cheyenne, June 16
- Thermopolis, June 16
- Lander, September 8
More information about Make-A-Wish Wyoming and the wishes in communities around the state can be found at www.wyoming.wish.org. For questions about Tour de Laramie, contact Tess Mittelstadt at 307-234-9474.
About Make-A-Wish Wyoming:
Be a part of wishes in the Laramie community by becoming a Make-A-Wish Wyoming wish granting volunteer. Wish granters are a crucial part of making wishes possible for children with critical illnesses across the state and Make-A-Wish Wyoming is always accepting applications for new volunteers. For more information about the Wyoming chapter and how to become a volunteer with Make-A-Wish Wyoming please call 888.WYO.WISH or visit www.wyoming.wish.org.