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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.  

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

 

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 Rope for Hope Raises $1.3 Million to Grant Wishes for Children with Critical Illnesses

October 2018

Thanks to 575 participants across the country and generous supporters, Make-A-Wish® Canada is pleased to announce that its national signature fundraising event, Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope, raised $1.3 million in 2018.

5K Foam Fest Partnership Raises More Than $90,000 for Make-A-Wish® Canada

October 2018

With more than 65,000 participants across 15 events nationwide, Make-A-Wish Canada and 365 Sports are happy to announce that the Canadian 5K Foam Fest exceeded its fundraising goal for 2018. Through gear check, participant fundraising and donations, the 5K Foam Fest raised more than $90,000 for children living with critical illnesses across Canada. 

 

Family of Make-A-Wish recipient donates MEDi® robot to Royal University Hospital as a lasting tribute to their son

September 2018

Humanoid robot will act as support tool to help children cope better with medical procedures

 

September 5, 2018, SASKATOON – Mason was born on Oct. 10, 2010 (10/10/10), which happened to be his favourite number. He was a happy kid and loved to smile. Like many boys his age, Mason enjoyed spending time outside, playing with his dog, camping, swimming, fishing and going for car rides.

 

In 2016, Mason was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and his entire world quickly changed.

 

Wendy's Journey From Pediatric Nurse To Wish Parent

September 2018

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.

 

Make-A-Wish recipient has participated in 2018 Canadian 5K Foam Fest fun run

July 2018

Wish recipient, Saskia, navigated through a series of obstacles to help raise money in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada
 
 
Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope: 2018 National Fundraising Contest Announced

May 2018

May 14, 2018 TORONTO Dreaming of a warm and sunny getaway? Make-A-Wish® Canada has teamed up with Monograms and WestJet to give one Rope for Hope participant an incredible trip for two to Mexico, valued at $6,000.

Make-A-Wish Embarks on Month-Long World Wish Day Campaign

April 2018

WWE® Superstar John Cena; Johnny Depp; and Steve Harvey encourage others to harness their collective muscle to make wishes come true

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