There is no doubt that we are living in unprecedented times that call for decisive action to ensure the health and safety of our communities. We trust that this message finds you well, and we hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy.
As always, Make-A-Wish® Canada remains committed to our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child fighting a critical illness. As one of our valuable supporters, and given the critical situation around the globe, we are writing to provide you with an update on the steps that we have taken to date.
New social media campaign encourages Make-A-Wish Children amidst wish delays due to COVID-19
Imagine watching your favourite baseball players on television in your living room and dreaming that one day you’ll be a famous baseball player. Now, imagine if that wish came true. For Nathan, an 8-year-old from Alberta who lives with a serious heart condition, becoming a Toronto Blue Jay was his ultimate wish. StubHub Canada and the Toronto Blue Jays pulled out all the stops to make Nathan’s wish an experience he and his family will cherish forever.
CSN Collision Centres is launching its CSN Driving Wishes campaign to raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Canada. They will be driving the CSN Wish Mobile from Newfoundland to British Columbia this spring. On World Wish Day®, April 29, 2020, the anniversary of the wish that launched Make-A-Wish® and a global wish granting movement, CSN will begin its cross-Canada journey, making stops at participating CSN locations along the way.
Omar and 18 other wish kids going to Super Bowl LIV will join the ranks of more than 250 children with critical illnesses to have attended the Super Bowl since 1982
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of the following individuals to its inaugural National Board of Directors, as a result of the organization’s recent amalgamation with the Children’s Wish Foundation in October.
365 Sports is gearing up for its 2020 Canadian 5K Foam Fest tour, and for the third consecutive year, will support Make-A-Wish® Canada as its official charitable partner.
Each year in April, Pita Pit Canada franchisees raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Canada. This year was a success with stores raising $72,230 nationally, and making wishes come true across the country. Pita Pit Canada and Make-A-Wish® are happy to share some of the wishes granted by this initiative in 2019.
Make-A-Wish® Canada is delighted to announce that its national signature fundraising event, Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope, generated more than $1 million this year. Since the event’s launch in 2012, a total of $7.7 million has been raised to help create life-changing wishes for children living with critical illnesses.