The Connecticut chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation will hold its annual "Walk for Wishes Hero Parade" May 14.

The 5k event will begin and finish at Jennings Beach, where festivities include a Kids Tent, food, music and entertainment.The Kids Tent will include hero-themed activities, such as a bounce house, arts and crafts, children's authors, face painting, hula dancing lessons and mascots.

The event will mark the chapter's 25th anniversary with police and firefighters -- everyday heroes that have helped grant sick children's wishes across the state. Families who have seen a child's wish become a reality through the foundation will form alliances with a department vehicle to lead their team in the parade.

For information or to join the Walk for Wishes Hero Parade, visit or call 203-261-9044.