Reminder: Walk for a Wish on April 16

For the 10th consecutive year, Washington Drive Primary and Thomas J. Lahey schools will jointly host its annual Walk for a Wish fundraising drive to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Participants of the event are invited to raise donations and walk around the track at Harborfields High School during this year’s Walk for a Wish on Saturday, April 16, from 9-10 a.m.

Leading up to the Walk for a Wish event, students, respectively, held bake sales and garage sales to raise money for this annual charity fundraiser. All of the donations collected for the walk will be used to grant the wish of 14-year-old Joseph, a child from Huntington Station who struggles with congenital heart defects. During the WDPS and TJL kick off assembly, students learned that their collective efforts will allow Joseph and his family to go to Disney World, something young Joseph has always wanted to do.  

Sponsored jointly by the Walk for a Wish Committee of Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School, the Acts of Kindness Committee at Washington Drive Primary School and the schools’ respective PTAs, the fundraising event will take place rain or shine. Check-in time begins at 8:15 a.m. and the walk will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Additionally, non-perishable food items will be collected to support the Harborfields food pantry.

If you are interested in contributing to the Walk for a Wish drive, please send donations to Washington Drive Primary School’s Acts of Kindness Committee or Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School’s Walk for a Wish Committee. To donate online, visit