The Trailblaze Challenge is a 25+ mile hike on September 8, 2018 where participants can tackle some of New York State's finest terrain all in one amazing day.  This is a hike, not a race, and caters to all levels from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts. As well as being an extraordinary physical test, the real challenge is to raise much needed funds to grant the wishes of children in Connecticut with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. By supporting the Trailblaze Challenge, you will help Make-A-Wish Connecticut grant more than 250 wishes this year.



Interested in sponsoring this year's Trailblaze Challenge?  Contact Diana Maynard at dmaynard@ct.wish.org.

The Make-A-Wish Mission

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.  

If you could wishfor anything,what would it be?

That one question is an invitation to unleash limitless imagination. To envision the impossible as possible. To dream. We believe wishes improve the odds for wish kids fighting critical illnesses. It’s why we do what we do. Sure, wishes are amazing and fun. More than that, they inspire and have the power to change lives. Wishes help kids look past their limitations, families overcome anxiety and entire communities experience joy. Most importantly, wishes can improve a child’s quality of life, giving them abetter chance of recovering. Wishes are the driving force behind all we do because, put simply, wish experiences transform lives.


Connecticut Chapter

Make-A-Wish® Connecticut began granting wishes in 1986 and in those 32 years we have made over 3,000 wishes come true.  Learn more about Connecticut wishes at www.ct.wish.org, or join Make-A-Wish on Facebook (search Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut) and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@MakeAWishCT)