Dreams Come True for Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses in Jacksonville

Our Mission to Make Dreams Come True for Sick Children

What is Dreams Come True of Jacksonville?

Dreams Come True is the First Coast’s only locally-based, wish granting organization dedicated to using the power of a dream to bring hope and joy to EVERY First Coast child battling a life-threatening illness. Since 1984, we have fulfilled the dreams of more than 4,000 children. No child is ever denied a dream and no child is ever placed on a waiting list. We are proud to say that, unless otherwise designated, 100% of all donations go directly toward dream fulfillment.

we currently have

487

first coast
children dreaming

 

 

This year our Annual Dreams Come True 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run,

presented by TOTE Maritime will be VIRTUAL!

What does that mean?

Participants in a virtual run simply choose their own means of running/walking, whether it’s a treadmill or a street in their neighborhood. We are asking participants to register now so they can start to form a team and fundraiser. Then lace up your shoes and run, walk or roll anytime between September 26 and October 18. This is a flexible, safe, option during these times, while still raising money for the dreams of local children.

How will it work?

First register today at http://make.dreamscometrue.org/2020. Once you register, you will receive a DCT5K mask, and we will donate a mask to one of our healthcare partners in your honor. We are providing masks in place of medals this year.
Participants will have the chance to earn a 2020 DCT5K shirt, by raising $150 or more through their fundraising page. You already get a head start, with your registration fee counting towards that goal. Leading up to the kickoff on September 26, we will provide all participants with tools and tips on forming a team, spreading the word, and the difference you are making in our community.
Once you finish your run/walk, you will not be required to submit times or distance. BUT, we highly encourage everyone to post/share pictures and more on social media during the official race period of September 26 – October 18.