Make a Wish Foundation Supports Kids With Cancer

If you know of a child with cancer, or you wish to support an organization that cares for those who do, consider Make a Wish Foundation.
You are probably already familiar with it. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The largest wishgranting nonprofit organization in the world was founded in Phoenix, Ariz., in 1980. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted the wishes of more than 188,000 children with life-threatening medical conditions nationwide since its inception.

Typically, children’s wishes fall into four categories: To Be (e.g., a zookeeper, a firefighter, a baker), To Meet (e.g., a favorite celebrity or athlete), To Have (e.g., a computer, a playhouse, a puppy), or To Go (e.g., to a theme park, Hawaii, a major sporting event). To qualify for a wish, the child must be older than 2½ years old and younger than 18 (at the time of referral) and must not have received a wish from another wish-granting organization. A child can be referred to the Make-A-Wish Foundation by a parent or guardian, a medical professional, or by the child.

If you have some Kleenex® handy, read stories about wish kids and what their experiences were like when their wishes came true.

Consider how you can support their important work.
Call (602) 279-9474 or 1-800-722-WISH

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