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Tiffany Heitkamp Walk for Wishes 2012


February 28, 2012


Syracuse, NY

Syracuse, N.Y. – Registration is now open for Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central New York’s7th annual Tiffany Heitkamp Walk for Wishes. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y.

The Walk for Wishes features a non-competitive 5K and a one-mile walk with refreshments and fun for the whole family. tiff heitkampParticipants can set up teams with relatives and friends and together they can enjoy this wonderful day for a great cause. To register in advance as an individual or to join or create a team, visit or call Make-A-Wish at (315) 475-9474 to receive an official registration form or go here. This year’s event will begin at 10 a.m. Walk-up registration is welcome and begins at 9 a.m.

Proceeds from the Tiffany Heitkamp Walk for Wishes have helped to fund wishes for over 25 children throughout Central New York. Recent wishes granted by the Central New York chapter include a backyard hockey rink, a Disney Cruise, and a trip to the Houston Space Center and NASA.

“Last year’s walk was another extraordinary success!” said Diane Kuppermann, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York. “We were thrilled with the turnout and we’d love to see even more community members join us to experience this incredible event.”

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York celebrated the inaugural Walk for Wishes in May 2006. In its second year, the Foundation named the annual event in memory of Tiffany Heitkamp, a young Syracuse-area woman who passed away in 2006 in a boating accident. “Tiffany had an insatiable love for children and passion for life,” said Kuppermann. “We are proud to honor her life and legacy.”

The 2012 Tiffany Heitkamp Walk for Wishes is made possible with the support of C&S Companies.

Incorporated in 1985, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to granting special wishes to children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 who are living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York has granted over 1300 Wishes since its inception. In granting a favorite wish, the Foundation strives to provide the wish child and family with extra-special memories of joy and laughter. A wish offers a welcome respite - a time for nothing, but fun!

Make-A-Wish Foundation continues to “bring the magic of a wish” to special Central New York kids because of the generous support of the central New York Community both individuals and corporations throughout the fifteen county region it serves. The counties being served are: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins. For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation and to learn how you can become involved call (315) 475-WISH (9474) or (800) 846-WISH (9476) or email: Visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

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East Syracuse, NY  13057

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Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 475-9474
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