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BU Wishmakers Raise $10,000 Through Annual ‘Walk For Wishes’

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Binghamton University students and community members raised $10,000 for Make A Wish Central New York this Sunday. Over 75 people participated in the third annual ‘Walk For Wishes’, a 5K around the university’s nature preserve.

Binghamton University Wishmakers organized the event with help from the Kappa Sigma fraternity. The Wishmakers are an affiliate of the Make A Wish foundation, which grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Diane Kuppermann, President and CEO of Make A Wish Central New York, said students did a wonderful commemorating April 29th’s World Wish Day.

“Today is extraordinary. The students, the Wishmakers on campus and Kappa Sigma have worked so hard to make this walk a reality. There are more wishes in the pipeline than ever before so their efforts will go a long way to helping make wishes come true for kids with critical illnesses.” - Diane Kuppermann, President & CEO, Make A Wish Central New York

Seven-year-old Corbyn Kemp served as the ambassador for this year’s event, whose wish to be a pirate in Walt Disney World came true in 2015.

“We love that kids who have made a wish come out and continue to stay involved with Make A Wish and they share their story because there’s nothing like hearing about a wish then hearing from a child who’s had a wish come true.” - Diane Kuppermann, President & CEO, Make A Wish Central New York

Make A Wish Central New York services has granted more than 1,800 wishes throughout 15 counties including Broome, Chenango, Cayuga, and Cortland. To learn how to donate to Make A Wish Central New York, please visit their website.