Mile-A-Thon raises more than $8K, 1M airline miles - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Mile-A-Thon raises more than $8K, 1M airline miles

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Community members in WAVE Country pitched in to help make wishes come true for children facing life-threatening medical conditions on Friday.

During the Mile-A-Thon a grand total of $8,431 and 1,122,790 airline miles were raised for Make-A-Wish!

Thanks to these donations children battling with health issues can spend time with their families making memories and focusing on fun outside of the hospital.

According to Make-A-Wish, it costs around $8,000 to make an entire wish come true for a child. The totals raised during the Mile-A-Thon will stay in the community to benefit a child in either Kentucky or Indiana.

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