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Jingle Bell Run/Walk Dec. 5
Early registration deadline is Tuesday
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Children love to dream. Their imaginations transport them to places with unlimited boundaries.

They can drape themselves in an old blanket and become a super hero, wear a badge and become a police officer, fly down a snowy hill on a sled and become an Olympic Champion … a child’s dreams are endless.

Thursday’s Child was created and is sustained by people who understand the importance of a child’s dream.

Wisconsin-based Thursday’s Child is a local organization supported by local contributors and benefiting local children. It considers and fulfills requests from young adults older than 18, as well as all children younger than 18.  

Thursday’s Child believes in the importance of a child’s dreams. For almost 29 years, the Thursday’s Child Foundation has made sure that children who face difficult illnesses get a chance to realize a special dream, a family trip to Disney World, a computer to help with school work, meeting an inspiring celebrity, or another wish that is as individual as each little dreamer. 

Within the past year, two young people from Southwest Wisconsin realized their dream — one an overnight adventure to Green Bay and tour of Lambeau Field, the other to visit Disney World and swimming with the dolphins at Discovery Cove.

The second 5K Jingle Bell Run/Walk to benefit Thursday’s Child will be held at Platteville Middle School Saturday, Dec. 5. Registration will be at 8 a.m., with the Elf Run at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K run/walk at 9 a.m.

Registration is $30 by Nov. 10, and $35 after Nov. 10, for the 5K run/walk, and $20 for the Elf Run. All proceeds go to Thursday’s Child.

For more information on Thursday’s Child visit Online registration for the Jingle Bell Run is at