The 29th Annual KELLEYS ISLAND MAKE-A-WISH SWIM was another huge success.
This year, they swam from Kelleys Island’s North Loop at the State Park to Portside Marina for Make A Wish kids to make their wishes come true, including Jazzy, who is 12 and has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and wishes to go to Disney World and Volcano Bay; and Caydence, who is 13 and has Polyangitis and wishes to have a Royal Ball for her birthday with all the bells and whistles and a disco ball.
It was an emotional experience as Make-A-Wish kids and their families gathered at Portside Marina after the swim to cheer Cindra and Jeni onto shore.
Donations are still being totaled, but the Golf Cart Poker Run the day before raised a record $20,000. There’s still time to help grant even MORE wishes. See donation info below.
Help grant a wish for these two kids:
How you can donate:
TO DONATE MAIL:
Make-A-Wish Kelleys Island Benefit Swim
US Bank 205 West Perkins Ave., Sandusky, Ohio 44870.
Make-A-Wish Swim – c/o Cindra Mielke & Jeni Hammond
PO Box 517, Kelleys Island, Ohio 43438
OR STOP IN TO:
116 West Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island, Ohio 43438
PHOTOS FROM 2022 SWIM, COURTESY OF JENI HAMMOND.