SOURCE: Make-A-Wish Canada

Make-A-Wish Canada

April 09, 2015 07:00 ET

Celebrate World Wish Day® With Make-A-Wish® Canada for a Chance to Win the Thrill of a Lifetime!

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 09, 2015) - On April 29, Make-A-Wish® will celebrate World Wish Day®, a global anniversary which commemorates seven-year-old Chris Greicius from Phoenix, AZ who suffered from leukemia and wished to be a police officer for the day. Chris's wish inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish in 1980, which has since grown into the largest wish-granting organization in the world, granting more than 334,000 wishes to date.

Make-A-Wish® Canada will recognize World Wish Day® throughout the month of April from coast to coast with local celebrations, the lighting of various landmarks in blue/white, city proclamations and of course, some very special wishes for children living with life-threatening medical conditions like Kayla, who suffers from cancer. The five-year-old Moncton girl wants for nothing more than to play the violin and on April 29, her wish will come true with her very own recital.

"We granted close to 500 incredible wishes across the country in 2014," said Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, president & CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada. "Since our inception in 1983, over 6,000 magical wishes have been granted in Canada and we extend our deepest and most heartfelt thanks to our amazing volunteers and donors who share the same passion for our mission and have made this possible."

New This Year: Follow Make-A-Wish Canada (@MakeAWishCA) on Twitter and use the hashtag #WorldWishDay for a chance to earn a rappelling spot at a Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope, Presented by Canadian Western Bank, event this year from May through to July. Prize valued at $1,500. For full contest details, rules and regulations, click here.

A special thanks to national corporate partners, Brooks Brothers and LS Travel, for supporting World Wish Day® 2015 with in-store and online promotions.

Click here to learn more about World Wish Day® and how you can support children in your community with a life-changing wish.

About Make-A-Wish® Canada
Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 334,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit www.makeawish.ca.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Deborah Waines
    Officer, Marketing & Communications
    Make-A-Wish® Canada
    deborah.waines@makeawish.ca
    Tel: 416.224.9474 ext. 111