DULUTH Minn. -

Cade Slattengren was diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and he had a wish to give him something to look forward to during his treatments.

"My wish was to go to Australia and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef," said Cade.

His wish came true last year, thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation.

"It was really amazing cause it was something to look forward to when you’re going through your treatment," said Cade.

From a vacation to Rome, meeting a celebrity, or getting a car; The Make a Wish Foundation works to make the wishes of children who are battling serious illnesses, come true.

"We found that a wish has a huge impact on kids, their ability to get through their treatment, their surgery," said President and CEO of the Minnesota Make a Wish Foundation, Mia Hoagberg .

Community members walked or ran at the event held in Duluth to raise money help the dreams of more kids, come true, and successfully raised a little more than 10,000 dollars for the cause.

"We’ve done 261 wishes in the north area in the first 35 years, got another 24 in the works," explained Hoagberg.

"It was amazing I’ve always wanted to go there, and I would have never imagined going there, without the make a wish foundation," said Cade.

Participants had the options to walk 3k or join in on the 5k trail run.