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About the Hearts of Gold Mall Walk

The Hearts of Gold Mall Walk is a fun event for families and company employees alike. It's a great way to get out of the home or office, build team camaraderie and get a little winter exercise while helping expand medical services for children. You will feel good about being a part of it!



General Information

To participate, you must register as an individual or join or start a team here. Once registered, you will receive a personal or team fundraising page so you can start raising funds immediately. You may also collect donations offline with the tools on the Registration page.




On February 1, 2014 you and/or your team can check in at the University Park Mall in Mishawaka beginning at 7:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the morning. Walkers may start at any time between 7:30 am and 9:30 am.


This year, teams can choose to enter at either of two registration areas. One will be located on the east side of the mall through the doors next to Barnes & Noble. The other entrance will be located on the west side by Pat’s Pet Store. Please make arrangements ahead of time with your team captain as to where you will meet your team. Any funds collected in-person must be turned in at registration.


This year, registration will take place electronically. Please proceed to a Mall Walk staff member at either entrance who will help get you and your team registered and on your way!


Walk Map: Map of the walk course (will be available soon--please check back)


Note: By participating in the Hearts of Gold Mall Walk, you attest that you have read and agree to the participant release and waiver. Please click here to read the release.



Date and Time

The 2014 Hearts of Gold Mall Walk will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2014, beginning at 7:30 a.m.


Click to register for the event! Or, if you can't make it, donate to a walker or a team!




The Hearts of Gold Mall Walk will take place at the University Park Mall, located at 6501 Grape Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545:

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How to Qualify for a Hearts of Gold Walk T-Shirt

All pre-registered walkers will receive a free Hearts of Gold T-shirt. Shirts will also be available for $10.

T-Shirt and Stroller Contest

Prizes are available for the person or team who comes wearing the best “Who do you love?” costume or t-shirt, and for the best “Who do you love?” decorated stroller.

The contest will be held at 9a.m. on the main stage at center court. 


We are honored to have Kali Rose headline the 2014 Hearts of Gold Mall Walk. In October of 2013, Kali won the prestigious honor of Entertainer of the Year from the 19th annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards. These awards honor artists, songwriters, radio personalities and others associated with the Inspirational country music scene. Other performers who took home awards included, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery and Joey& Rory.


We are delighted to have the young and talented Anaya Jolie performing for the Hearts of Gold Mall Walk this year as well.  11-year-old singer and songwriter, Anaya Jolie, delights audiences both young and young at heart with her soulful voice and playful stage presence. Anaya Jolie has been sharing her talents with audiences since the ripe old age of eight, when she began composing music and discovered a love of sharing her songs with fans. Her songs are described as “Heartfelt, and soulful with a country twist.” At the age of nine Anaya Jolie released her first album entitled “Catching Stars.” In addition to her performances at theaters, festivals, fairs and coffee houses, Anaya has been featured in interviews with Fox 28 News and 95.7 WAOR. Her songs can be enjoyed on numerous radio stations as well as her album “Catching Stars.”


Fundraising Tips

 Please use the guides below to help you make the most of your fundraising efforts!

About Memorial Children's Hospital

Memorial Children's Hospital is our region's only designated children's hospital. We see over 4,700 kids every year. By helping to support Memorial Children's Hospital through the Hearts of Gold Mall Walk, you are helping to support the children of our community.


We are walking for all of our kids, to support them as they endure what no child should have to endure. To read stories of hope and to see why this event is so important, please visit our Why We Walk page.


Please visit the Children's Hospital website to learn more.


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