Wendy has been a nurse practitioner in pediatric neurosurgery for 15 years and has spent 19 years working at Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. She has referred hundreds of children to Make-A-Wish, but Wendy’s connection to the wish-granting organization is especially personal. Her daughter, Olivia, has hydrocephalus, a condition in which there is a buildup of fluid in her brain. She was born 16 weeks premature and had bleeding in her brain. Olivia has now had 30 operations on her brain, 19 operations on her spine, and has spent 416 days of her life in hospital.
September 19, 2018, MONTREAL – The largest annual fundraiser hosted by Make-A-Wish® Quebec took place this past weekend in Mirabel, attracting more than 1,600 cyclists to the ICAR circuit and part of the Montréal-Mirabel airport’s main tarmac. Thanks to the dedication of participants and the generosity of supporters, $2,015,000 was raised to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses in the province, $400,000 more than last year.
Pierre Thériault is the founder and executive producer of Make-A-Wish Québec’s largest annual fundraiser, the 48-HOUR RIDE. Teams must raise at least $3,600 in order to participate in the 48-hour event, where participants take turns cycling around a track. Each year, more than 250 teams, 1,500 cyclists and 450 volunteers experience the excitement of this event. Since its inception in 2007, $11 million has been raised through the 48-HOUR RIDE. Pierre recently shared with us how this event came to be and what contributes to its success each year.
Nine years of fan and partner generosity exceeds $690,000
Nearly $90,000 Raised for Make-A-Wish® During 2017 Race Event
TORONTO (JUNE 13, 2018) – In addition to Honda Canada Inc.’s title sponsorship extension, Honda Indy Toronto along with its owners and operators, Green Savoree Racing Promotions, is pleased to announce the continuation of its partnership with the Ontario Honda Dealers Association to support Fan Friday and the race event at Exhibition Place through 2020.
June 26, 2018 TORONTO — Listen up, rugby fans! The Toronto Wolfpack will proudly host Make-A-Wish® Game Day on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Lamport Stadium in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada.
WWE® Superstar John Cena; Johnny Depp; and Steve Harvey encourage others to harness their collective muscle to make wishes come true
Go RVing Canada, the Canadian Camping and RV Council (CCRVC), the RVDA of Canada, and Make-A-Wish® Canada will once again partner to host Canadian RVing and Camping Week, from May 22-27, 2018. The week will be a joint celebration of RVing and camping in Canada, while also creating awareness, and gathering charitable donations for children with life threatening illnesses through Make-A-Wish Canada.