SOURCE: Make-A-Wish Canada

Make-A-Wish Canada

July 07, 2016 07:00 ET

Make-A-Wish Canada Announces 2016 National Rope for Hope Fundraising Contest: Winner to Receive Trip for Two to London, England, Courtesy of Monograms and WestJet

TORONTO, ON --(Marketwired - July 07, 2016) - Participants across Canada that register for Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope, Presented by Canadian Western Bank, this year and raise $3,000 or more before Oct. 31 will be entered in a draw to win a one-week vacation for two to London, England.

"We thank and acknowledge the very generous teams at Monograms and WestJet for providing one remarkable Rope for Hope participant and their guest with this London adventure," says Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, president & CEO, Make-A-Wish® Canada. "It's been five years since Rope for Hope, our national signature fundraising event, first launched. Since then, rappelling events have expanded to major cities from coast to coast, raising more than $2.5 million to help grant wishes for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. We are incredibly grateful for the growing engagement and support from communities across the country and this incredible prize package is our way of saying thank you!"

The prize will consist of:

  • One vacation for two on Monograms' "A Week in London, England" which includes six nights' accommodation at hotels
  • Guided sightseeing and activities
  • One round trip flight for two from any regularly scheduled WestJet destination to London, England

* Estimated potential retail value of prize: $6,000

For full contest details, rules and regulations, please click here.

Rope for Hope is an exhilarating event where individuals raise a minimum of $1,500 for wish-granting efforts in exchange for the opportunity to rappel down a city building. Rope for Hope rappelling events began in May and run through October in multiple Canadian cities.

It's not too late to register!

Events are open to the general public. Those interested are asked to sign up at www.ropeforhope.ca. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals who have taken part in a 2016 Rope for Hope rappelling event in support of Make-A-Wish can also continue to fundraise until October 31 to meet the $3,000 goal in order to be considered eligible for the contest.

Special thanks to National Presenting Sponsor: Canadian Western Bank with Canadian Direct Financial and National Leasing; National Sponsors: WestJet Cares for Kids, CSN Collision Centres, Captivate Network, BlueRiver Trading Ltd., Canadian distributor of Klean Kanteen and Clif Bar, and Local Sponsors.

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 350,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit www.makeawish.ca.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Deborah Waines-Bauer
    Officer, Marketing & Communications
    Make-A-Wish® Canada
    deborah.wainesbauer@makeawish.ca
    Tel: 1.888.822.9474