The North Dakota chapter of Make-A-Wish held its Annual “Walk For Wishes” at Scheels Arena in Fargo. The Minnesota School of Business Academic Leadership Team was happy to play a part in the event and greet all participants with a smile.
Twelve representatives of the Moorhead campus spent the morning at the event setting up, registering walkers, and handing out t-shirts. Over 300 people turned out for the ocassion.
“Walk for Wishes” is an indoor 5K that provides the opportunity for family, friends and individuals to join together in a fun-filled morning of exercise and fun. This statewide event allows participants to raise money and make a positive impact in the lives of seriously ill children. While it is a free event to participate in, walkers are encouraged to collect pledges from family, friends and co-workers. Since 1985, the organization has granted more than 600 wishes in North Dakota.
“To see some of the kids that have received a wish was so powerful,” said Director of Career Services Kurtis Karn. “You can tell it meant so much to them.”
Minnesota School of Business staff made up about 70% of the volunteers at the event.
“You were all so professional and hard
working,” said Kayla Foltz, Walk for Wishes Director of Program Services. “Groups like yours truly make setting up for an event like that a lot less stressful. We really appreciated your help!”