Make-A-Wish Canada

Make-A-Wish Canada

November 26, 2013 07:00 ET

Make-A-Wish Canada Celebrates 2013 Season of Wishes

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2013) - Make-A-Wish® Canada is proud to commemorate the holidays with its 2013 Season of Wishes® campaign, an annual celebration of the organization's magical mission. Make-A-Wish Canada will grant more than 420 wishes in 2013, including Mariana, 17, leukemia, who had her wish to go on a Caribbean cruise granted.

To view Mariana's wish video, click here.

The Season of Wishes is also a time to give, and this year it's easier than ever. You can support wish-granting efforts across the country in a variety of ways to help Make-A-Wish® reach its target of granting close to 500 more wishes to courageous children next year.

Donations of up to $25,000 will be matched by its National Board of Directors, if made by Dec. 2, 2013. In addition to making a donation this holiday season, other ways to help include:

1. Shop for Wishes: Check those holiday items off your list and help Make-A-Wish at the same time by purchasing your holiday gifts through our retail partners. Some of the 2013 Shop for Wishes partners include:

  • Brooks Brothers
  • LS travel retail North America
  • Travel Underwriters
  • West 49
  • Bowring
  • Benix
  • Bombay
  • Sony
  • Foot Locker
  • Hush Puppies
  • RW&CO
  • Suzy Shier
  • Kernels Popcorn
  • Cadbury & Trident
  • Things Remembered
  • John Fluevog Shoes
  • South Hill Designs
  • Claire's
  • ECHOage

All Shop for Wishes partners and promotion details can be found at: makeawish.ca/shopforwishes.

2. Send Make-A-Wish holiday e-cards and cards: Make an online donation in memory/honour of someone and send an e-card to a loved one with your own custom message. Or, purchase our cards to send holiday greetings to friends and family.

3. Text-to-Give: Text 'JOY' to 45678 to donate $5 to support magical wishes across the country.

To learn more about Make-A-Wish Canada's 2013 Season of Wishes campaign, please visit seasonofwishes.ca.

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. This year, Make-A-Wish Canada is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the granting of more than 5,200 wishes. 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 310,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit www.makeawish.ca.

Click here to read this news release in French.

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