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Nelson Makes Wishes Come True in 2017

Posted On09/06/2017

ContributorTracy Fischer

Nelson was proud to be the presenting sponsor of this year’s three Walk for Wishes events benefiting Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area. Through this sponsorship, and through the collective efforts of our teams and networks, Nelson was able to support the important efforts of Make-A-Wish to grant wishes to children facing life-threatening conditions.

Working together, we were able to exceed our goal and raise $31,097. That’s enough to grant approximately three wishes! Overall contributions for the three events totaled a record-breaking $273,217.

The walks and the fundraising events they inspired were a fantastic opportunity for the Nelson community to unite in support of this fantastic cause and enjoy a day of celebrating life, friendships, community, and kids.

Final Nelson Fundraising Totals:

South Bay (Team Cirque du Sore Legs): $6,484
East Bay (Team Golden State Wish Warriors): $10,878
North Bay (Team North Bay Wine Country Winner): $13,375
Total Raised: $31,097

A very special thank-you goes out to everyone who helped make this success possible! Whether you walked with us on event day, made a donation, participated in a fundraiser, or supported us in spirit, you were a very special part of our 2017 Walk for Wishes support. We’re so grateful you could join us in helping make children’s wishes come true.

Event-day Recaps:

Walk for Wishes: North Bay

On August 12th, Nelson came together in Petaluma with other business leaders, friends, and families from across our communities to support the North Bay Walk for Wishes. We were honored to help reveal to a very special young man that his wish to play in the snow was coming true! See below for a few photos from the event, and visit the Make-A-Wish Flickr page for more.

The Nelson team welcomes guests to our sponsor teat area at Walk for Wishes North Bay!

Above: Members of the Nelson North Bay Walk for Wishes team pause for a quick photo photo in front of the Nelson booth.

Nelson helps reveal wish at Walk for Wishes East Bay

Above: The Nelson team helps announce to Frankie that his wish to play in the snow will be coming true!

Walk for Wishes: East Bay

Read Nelson’s full recap of our participation in Walk for Wishes East Bay, and see all event photos from Make-A-Wish here.

Walk for Wishes: South Bay

Unfortunately, the South Bay walk could not take place because of a venue conflict. However, the Make-A-Wish team has informed us that a celebration will be planned a bit later this fall! We’ll share information as soon as we have it; stay tuned for more details.