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Latest Make-a-Wish Foundation Stories

2013-06-12 23:22:55

Big Game Gear, outdoor gear company, provides an opportunity to give back and grant hunting and fishing dreams to children 21 years and under who have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Big Game Gear, outdoor gear company, is proud to announce a partnership with outdoor organization, Hunt Of A Lifetime. This new affinity partner is a champion in their community. HOAL grants hunting & fishing dreams for children age 21 and under, who have been diagnosed...

2013-06-11 23:26:15

On June 15th and 16th, Austin's Over the Edge urges locals to help raise awareness and money for the 3rd Annual event that benefits Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Overcoming the anxiety of a life-threatening illness is tough on adults. Children are especially distressed when a frightening diagnosis is explained to young ones. Because of that, Scott Biscoe with the Biscoe Insurance Group, Inc. urges residents to become involved with the 3rd Annual...

2013-04-29 04:21:12

Wells Enterprises, Inc., the makers of Blue Bunny ice cream, launches 100 Years, 100 Wishes to honor its 100th birthday LE MARS, Iowa, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A birthday is an occasion to celebrate, a day to make special wishes come true. No brand knows this better than Wells Enterprises, Inc., makers of Blue Bunny ice cream. To commemorate it's own special birthday, the ice cream maker has aligned with Make-A-Wish® to ensure its 100(th) birthday wish comes true - that 100...

2013-04-24 04:21:55

PHOENIX, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This April, Make-A-Wish International launched the organization's largest single social engagement campaign ever - at worldwish.org/shareyourwish. The initiative was launched in order to raise vital funds to make more wishes possible for children with life-threatening medical conditions around the globe. The campaign celebrates the fourth annual World Wish Day(®), the global celebration of wish granting, culminating on 29 April with a series of...

2013-04-15 20:21:49

GREEN BAY, Wis., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sartori Cheese is pleased to announce the results of their 2012 sponsorship of Mason Crosby and the Green Bay Packers Radio Network in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Sartori pledged to donate $1,000 to Make-A-Wish for every successful pre and regular season field goal and $1,500 for each post-season field goal made during the 2012 season. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130415/CG95171) (Logo:...

2013-04-06 23:02:49

Grow Vending's local Chicago operator provides healthy snacks to Make-A-WIsh Foundation employees. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) April 06, 2013 The Illinois chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation will soon host a Grow Vending Machine in an effort to provide their staff with healthy, balanced snack choices. Both organizations are seeking to make a difference in the lives of people, and Grow Vending is excited to be a part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The machine will be accessible to all Chicago...

2013-04-03 12:20:44

Donations will fund airline tickets for wishes that involve travel BRIGHTON, Mich., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Make-A-Wish(® )Michigan kicked off Wishes in Flight(®), a campaign designed to raise more than two million air miles during the months of April and May to support Michigan wishes involving domestic and international travel. Nearly 80 percent of Michigan wishes require air travel, making it a critical - and costly - resource. In fact, the organization...

2013-04-01 23:02:51

As part of a month-long celebration, Make-A-Wish encourages people around the U.S. to donate dollars or airline miles to fund airline tickets for wishes that involve travel Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 It´s a celebration more than 30 years in the making: in 1980, a 7-year-old boy received his heartfelt wish to be a police officer for a day. That one wish inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish® and launched the wish granting movement that circles the globe today. Beginning April...

2013-03-04 12:27:47

Sulmasy Strongly Believes in Helping to Change a Child's Dream into a Reality NAPLES, Fla., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As a way to give thanks for his healthy daughters and to help continue the powerful gift of a wish, Warren Sulmasy made a donation to the Make-a-Wish Foundation® in February 2013. "There is no greater joy in the world than to see a child happy and smiling and this organization does just that by making dreams come true," said Sulmasy. Since 1980,...

2013-02-13 12:20:30

HONOLULU, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To help grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions, Alaska Airlines is donating 1 million miles to Make-A-Wish(®) Hawaii. The airline also asked the community to help raise 1 million more miles. As part of the new partnership with the nonprofit, the Seattle-based airline will also donate 100 miles to Make-A-Wish for every Hawaii resident who registers for a new Mileage Plan account during 2013, up to 1 million...