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Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope: 2019 Events to Launch this Week

May 2019

Top fundraisers will have chance to win trip to Costa Rica

May 21, 2019 TORONTO Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope, the national signature fundraising event for Make-A-Wish® Canada, is back for another thrilling and adrenaline-fuelled summer, in support of children with critical illnesses.

 

Dérick’s Pancake Day Celebrates 10 Years

April 2019

Réjean and Joanne Cardinal, owners of Sucrerie du Ruban in Sainte-Anne-de-Prescott, Ont., hosted Dérick’s Pancake Day on April 20 – a special fundraiser to honour their son who passed away suddenly in 2006. Dérick loved maple syrup season which is why Pancake Day is so fitting.

Dérick’s Pancake Day has raised more than $185,000 for Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario since it first started 10 years ago. Money raised helps to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses in the region.

Make-A-Wish® Announces Global Celebration of Wish Alumni with World Wish Day Campaign

April 2019

Make-A-Wish affiliates and chapters worldwide celebrate making the impossible possible for children with critical illnesses

 

Wish Child Joins The 5K Foam Fest as Make-A-Wish Ambassador

April 2019

Sometimes in life, we are faced with obstacles. Some harder than others, and some scarier than the next. But it’s how we face those obstacles that is often the greatest challenge. For wish kid and Foam Fest ambassador, Oliver, obstacles present themselves far too often.

 

WestJet and Make-A-Wish team up to share happiness

March 2019

CALGARY, Alberta. March 20, 2019. In celebration of International Day of Happiness, WestJet and WestJet Cares for Kids charity partner, Make-A-Wish® Canada, share a new video that is bound to bring a smile. Watch WestJet Connections: Share happiness here

 

Cross-Country Cycling Hero

March 2019

How long does it take to ride a bike across Canada in the name of charity? Paul Arcus, 33, found out first-hand.

 

On June 1, 2018, Paul embarked on an epic coast-to-coast fundraising ride in Canada affectionately called, The Wunder Wheels TransCanada in support of Make-A-Wish®.

 

Joe Hittel Goes Above and Beyond for Wish Kids

March 2019

Make-A-Wish®Rope for Hope is Make-A-Wish® Canada’s national signature fundraising event that calls on participants to fundraise a minimum of $1,500 in exchange for the thrilling opportunity to scale down the side of an iconic city building. Joe Hittel, an 83-year-old man from Red Deer, Alberta, was inspired after seeing rappellers at a 2017 Rope for Hope event and was determined to participate in 2018.  

Supporter Spotlight: Lana Paton & Family

March 2019

Lana Paton is an adventurous Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope veteran and mom of two, with a “soft spot for children’s charities.” She currently sits on the National Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish® Canada, and has since 2015.

365 Sports and The 5K Foam Fest Continue Partnership with Make-A-Wish Canada in 2019

January 2019

365 Sports is gearing up for its 2019 Canadian 5K Foam Fest tour, and for the second consecutive year, will support Make-A-Wish® Canada as its official charitable partner.

 

Make-A-Wish® team of 16 wish kids heads to Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII

January 2019

More than 200 children with critical illnesses have attended the Super Bowl since 1982

 

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