26/04/2014 07:13AM Australia/Sydney
PHOENIX (BUSINESS WIRE)
Take Part in a Wish to Spread Positivity and Donate to Make Even More
Wishes Come True
Make-A-Wish® International will celebrate its annual World
Wish Day® on 29 April, with thousands of people across
the globe. This year, Make-A-Wish is asking individuals across the globe
to take part by visiting worldwish.org/wwd
a donation in honor of the organization’s 34th
anniversary and the 334,000+ wishes granted since its inception in 1980
– with the goal of raising US$100,000 this month to help make more
wishes come true.
grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions
to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Wish
recipients inspire all of us around the world through their incredible
stories of courage and positivity illustrated through their wish
There are thousands of courageous children around the world who could
inspire other children and communities by seeing their most cherished
wishes become reality – but they cannot do it without your support. Just
as UK wish recipient Stephen Sutton has seen, a seemingly simple
wish can have a global impact. He chose today to share his wish – to
story of positivity made into a video and for it to be seen by
as many people as possible! His inspirational story has already
motivated millions worldwide to do something for the good of others.
Please watch and share to make his wish come true.
Your donation in support of World Wish Day will help to make
life-changing experiences possible for even more inspiring children like
Stephen, Miles Scott (aka Batkid), Eunjeong (15) from
Korea, who wished to give clean water to a community in Tanzania, and Fatima
(7), who will have her wish to be a princess granted on 29 April in
Make-A-Wish affiliates and supporters worldwide will be celebrating World
Wish Day through a series of wishes and events in their communities
and online at worldwish.org/wwd.
You can take part in granting more wishes by
donating and following the campaign via #WorldWishDay.
Make-A-Wish sponsor Mattel, Inc. is joining the celebration again in
2014. Mattel has supported the World Wish Day campaign since
2011, through a generous cash donation and a global social media
campaign to spread the word about World Wish Day. This year,
Mattel will also help grant Irish wish child Aideen's wish to be a
Barbie fashion designer. Together, Make-A-Wish International and Mattel
are bringing joy and play to families, and ultimately helping create
Join the global network of Make-A-Wish supporters by making
a donation at worldwish.org/wwd and spreading the word via
#WorldWishDay on social media to raise awareness and vital funds to help
bring more life-changing experiences to children and families worldwide. Help
us reach our World Wish Day goal of raising US$100,000 to help
more wishes become a reality for courageous children around the globe!