SOURCE: Make-A-Wish Canada

Make-A-Wish Canada

December 06, 2016 06:00 ET

The Stu Jeffries Thousand Dollar Make-A-Wish Minute is Back

boom 97.3 will match all winnings to help grant wishes for local children this holiday season

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 06, 2016) - Need some extra spending money for the holidays? From now until Dec. 23, 2016, a minimum donation of $25 to Make-A-Wish® Toronto & Central Ontario will qualify you for a chance to win $1,000 during the Stu Jeffries Thousand Dollar Make-A-Wish® Minute.

"We are excited to partner with Stu Jeffries and boom 97.3 once again to help grant life-changing wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions," says Sheila Rees, regional director, Make-A-Wish Toronto & Central Ontario. "Last year, together with our community of supporters, we raised more than $85,000 through the radio campaign, helping to grant wishes like PJ's to be Canada's prime minister. We are so grateful for the very generous donations that continue to come in and hope to surpass our goal of $80,000 this year. Every dollar raised plays a vital role in bringing much-needed hope, strength and joy to families at a time when it's needed most."

Select listeners will have 60 seconds to answer 10 random questions live on air. Each correct answer is worth $10; those who get all 10 right will win $1,000. Every dollar awarded during the contest period will be matched by boom 97.3.

"The one thing that has blown me away about Make-A-Wish since boom 97.3 became involved with the organization, is when people tell their wish stories," says Stu Jeffries, morning show host, boom 97.3. "They're speaking with an excitement like it just happened two hours ago; and in some cases, it could have happened 10 or 15 years ago. That for me really speaks to the immense, positive power wishes have on these children and their families."

Increase your chance of winning by donating today:

  • $25 donation = one entry
  • $50 donation = three entries
  • $100 donation = 10 entries

The Stu Jeffries Thousand Dollar Make-A-Wish Minute runs weekdays at 6:45 and 7:45 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Charitable tax receipts cannot be issued for donations made to the Stu Jeffries Thousand Dollar Make-A-Wish Minute.

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

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Deborah Waines-Bauer
    Officer, Marketing & Communications
    Make-A-Wish® Canada
    Tel: 1.888.822.9474