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Make-A- Wish ® to host fourth annual ‘Walk on the Wild Side’

 Family-friendly event to take place at Wild Animal Park, Chittenango 


Chittenango, N.Y. (June 15, 2017)—Make-A-Wish® Central New York is gearing up for its fourth annual family-friendly “Walk on the Wild Side” event held in honor of the Heitkamp Family. The fundraiser will take place Friday, July 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wild Animal Park on Lakeport Road in Chittenango.


Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children two years of age and under. Admission includes access to The Wild Animal Park, shows and demonstrations, a welcome backpack with goodies (while supplies last), and dinner for ages 3 and older. The event also features $1 games, drawings, prizes, and more. New this year is a costume party – come dressed as your favorite animal and receive a special item!


Amy from 93Q will emcee the event and provide entertainment and giveaways, and local wish kid Caden Schmitt will be on hand to meet and greet attendees. Vendors will provide food stops and family-friendly activities during the event.


Located on 12 scenic acres just north of the Village of Chittenango, The Wild Animal Park is a zoo that provides a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about a variety of animals, including Bengal tigers, dromedary camels, American alligators, North American black bears, kangaroos, zebra, African crested porcupine, fallow deer, bobcat, badger, coatimundies, red and grey fox, macaws, monkeys, and more.


Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at Make-A-Wish Central New York or Gary’s Auto in East Syracuse,  Hiawatha Fasteners in North Syracuse, or at participating


Walk on the Wild Side, page 2


Tops Friendly Markets, including stores in Baldwinsville, Camillus, Canastota, Cazenovia, Chittenango, Clay, DeWitt, Fayetteville, Manlius, North Syracuse, Rome, Sherrill, and Syracuse (West Genesee Street and Nottingham Road).


For online registration go to walkonthewildside2017.kintera.org. Please note that online ticket purchases include a processing fee.


Walk on the Wild Side supports wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions, and as such attendees are invited to create a fundraising page to help make wishes come true!  To create your page, go to walkonthewildside2017.kintera.org. Fundraisers can earn free admission and a chance to win special prizes!  Top fundraiser wins a $500 gift card.


For more information about the event or about Make-A-Wish Central New York, visit www.cny.wish.org, call (315) 475-WISH or e-mail info@makeawishcny.org.

 About Make-A-Wish Central New York

Make-A-Wish Central New York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to granting the special wishes of children between the ages of 2½ and 18 who have life-threatening medical conditions. In granting these wishes, Make-A-Wish strives to provide the child and family with a bit of respite and extra-special memories of joy and laughter.  Since its inception in 1985, the chapter has granted more than 1,700 wishes throughout its 15-county region, including Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins counties.. For more information, call (315) 475-WISH or visit cny.wish.org.

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