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Nelson Walks For Wishes with the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Posted On08/17/2015

ContributorTracy Fischer

This year’s annual Walk For Wishes fundraising walk was a huge success! Nelson team members have been supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation‘s annual Walk For Wishes for 6  years now and this year’s walk took place Saturday, August 8th, at St. Mary’s College. 100% of the proceeds were donated to the Make-A-Wish foundation to help fund wishes for children fighting serious illnesses.

The Walk For Wishes participants and donors exceeded the fundraising goal of $300,000, bringing in $325,223. That’s a lot of wishes come true!

Nelson supporters walked under the team name “Team Chloe.”  Joe Madigan, VP of Nelson & Associates, created the team in memory of his daughter Chloe, who was granted a wish nearly 6 years ago. Below are some of the team photos with participants wearing customized Team Chloe shirts, full of smiles and bringing a whole lot of positive energy to the day.

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Check back soon for an update on the funds raised by our team.

In the meantime, shout-out to Owen Dormer-Teunissen, who raised $1,675.00! Owen was accompanied by his grandma, Christine Lambert, who works as a Nelson Regional Recruiter in the North and East Bay. Way to go Owen!

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Thank you to all of the Nelson team members that were able to contribute or take part in this year’s walk! Every unified effort on our part helps to make a difference in the lives of the children being granted wishes around the world. You all make us smile; see you again next year.