This year, 365 Sports is teaming up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the official charitable partner for 5K Foam Fest 2022. If you’re looking for a fun way to support a great cause this summer, then you’re going to love this year’s 5K Foam Fest! Not only are you practically guaranteed to have a blast making your way through the 22 exciting obstacles, you’ll also be able to support an amazing charity at the same time. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at why we’ve chosen to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and what you can do to help.
What Is the Make-A-Wish Foundation?
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since its inception in 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 500,000 wishes to children in over 50 countries. They are truly dedicated to making every child’s wish come true.
Why the Make-A-Wish Foundation?
There are a number of reasons why we’ve chosen to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Let’s take a closer look at these below.
A wish can be extremely powerful. In fact, research shows that these wishes can even help kids fight their illnesses. In 2015, Make-A-Wish Israel conducted a study to see how granting wishes affects the medical outcomes of children battling critical illnesses. Incredibly, the results showed that the wish-granting experiences actually boosted the participants’ physical and emotional health. Don’t underestimate the power of a wish!
The results of the above study also showed that having their wishes granted increased the children’s hope, which is essential when battling an illness. As the Make-A-Wish Foundation website states, “A wish renews hope, uplifts spirits, and encourages the belief in the impossible”. It’s a beautiful thing!
Another reason we support the Make-A-Wish Foundation is because of the transformation that takes place when a child’s wish comes true. When a child’s wish is granted, it’s not just their day that’s made — it’s their entire outlook on life. Wishes have the ability to change lives, and that’s something we can definitely get behind.
Finally, this foundation can have an incredible impact on communities. When a wish is granted, it doesn’t just make the child’s day — it brings happiness to their entire community. From businesses donating goods and services, to volunteers giving up their time, everyone comes together to make a child’s wish come true. It’s truly inspiring!
How You Can Help
Now that you know why we support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, you might be wondering how you can help through the 5K Foam Fest. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy! Just follow these steps:
- Step 1: Sign up for the 5K Foam Fest. Click on your country and find the location nearest you here.
- Step 2: Create and personalize an individual or team fundraising page here if you’re in Canada, and here if you’re in Australia.
- Step 3: Start fundraising! Remember that every dollar counts, so even if you can only raise a small amount, it will still make a big difference.
And that’s it! The Make-A-Wish foundation will receive all money from the fundraising as well as the revenue from the Make-A-Wish gear check onsite. It’s that easy to help make a difference in the lives of children battling critical illnesses. We hope to see you at this year’s Foam Fest!