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Wish Your Way Spotlight: Students Can Raise Millions for Wish Kids

One shining example of success with the Kids For Wish Kids program is Make-A-Wish Colorado.
Through the Wish Your Way program, people just like you have raised more than $16 million for Make-A-Wish® since 2017 through fundraisers that match their passions. We’re excited to highlight success stories of the students, families, corporations and others who independently and collectively support our mission – and they demonstrate just how easy it is to make wishes possible for children with critical illnesses. Warning: This article is likely to inspire you to start your own Wish Your Way fundraiser!

Mar 04, 2019

Wish Your Way Spotlight: Students Can Raise Millions for Wish Kids

One shining example of success with the Kids For Wish Kids program is Make-A-Wish Colorado.
Through the Wish Your Way program, people just like you have raised more than $16 million for Make-A-Wish® since 2017 through fundraisers that match their passions. We’re excited to highlight success stories of the students, families, corporations and others who independently and collectively support our mission – and they demonstrate just how easy it is to make wishes possible for children with critical illnesses. Warning: This article is likely to inspire you to start your own Wish Your Way fundraiser!

Hugs and Wishes: Trip of a Lifetime Leads to Love of Her Life

Michaela and Lachlan
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Feb 28, 2019

Hugs and Wishes: Trip of a Lifetime Leads to Love of Her Life

Michaela and Lachlan
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Inspired People: Meet Jono

Jono leads the national digital and brand communications teams.
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Jono.

Feb 25, 2019

Inspired People: Meet Jono

Jono leads the national digital and brand communications teams.
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Jono.

Hugs and Wishes: Couples That Grant Wishes Together, Transform Together

Dina and Nittin have been wish granters together for 18 years.
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Feb 22, 2019

Hugs and Wishes: Couples That Grant Wishes Together, Transform Together

Dina and Nittin have been wish granters together for 18 years.
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Hugs and Wishes: Shared Wish Experiences are ‘Key’ to Strong Relationship

Christina and Dustin are wish granters together.
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Feb 19, 2019

Hugs and Wishes: Shared Wish Experiences are ‘Key’ to Strong Relationship

Christina and Dustin are wish granters together.
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Hugs and Wishes: Lasting Wish Memories Spark an Instant Connection

Chelsey and Matt
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Feb 14, 2019

Hugs and Wishes: Lasting Wish Memories Spark an Instant Connection

Chelsey and Matt
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Hugs and Wishes: Couple’s Challenges, Blessings Inspire Them to Spread Love

Kristyna, Bruce and Jackson
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Feb 12, 2019

Hugs and Wishes: Couple’s Challenges, Blessings Inspire Them to Spread Love

Kristyna, Bruce and Jackson
Love. It is at the core of our mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish pulls on the heartstrings of everyone involved. It has the power to transform the lives of wish kids, their families, volunteers, donors, doctors and anyone else involved. For the second consecutive year, we bring you our #HugsAndWishes series, a collection of love stories that start with, or circle back to, Make-A-Wish. Follow the series on Facebook and Twitter – and remember to #SpreadLove every day.

Inspired People: Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth granted wishes at three different Make-A-Wish chapters across the U.S. before joining the team at the National Office.
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Elizabeth.

Feb 06, 2019

Inspired People: Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth granted wishes at three different Make-A-Wish chapters across the U.S. before joining the team at the National Office.
The faces behind the mission at Make-A-Wish® America make up a group of diverse people working together toward a common goal: to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our dynamic, inspired culture centers around five core values: child focus, integrity, impact, innovation and community. In our #InspiredPeople series, we highlight exceptional employees who exemplify these values and work hard to help us get closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Meet Elizabeth.

Out of the Archives: Super Bowl LII is Payoff After Wish Kid’s Hard Work

Dylan's wish to go to the Super Bowl was granted in 2018.
Dylan’s battle with cancer wasn’t tough only because of treatment. Although he always knew he had a strong chance of beating his illness, he was so often anxiously awaiting test results, making dreaded visits to doctors and specialists and missing out on high school activities he once loved that he felt hopeless. His wish to go to the Super Bowl in 2018 was his “celebration of being done with all of that.”

Jan 30, 2019

Out of the Archives: Super Bowl LII is Payoff After Wish Kid’s Hard Work

Dylan's wish to go to the Super Bowl was granted in 2018.
Dylan’s battle with cancer wasn’t tough only because of treatment. Although he always knew he had a strong chance of beating his illness, he was so often anxiously awaiting test results, making dreaded visits to doctors and specialists and missing out on high school activities he once loved that he felt hopeless. His wish to go to the Super Bowl in 2018 was his “celebration of being done with all of that.”

Volunteering: ‘It’s Simple, But It Stays with You for a Lifetime’

Emily wished to be a mermaid.
For some people, the ocean is a calming influence in times of stress. For wish kid Emily, 13, thoughts of floating lazily in calm, cool waters were often the only thing that would get her through long days in the hospital following one of her four surgeries to remove a large tumor in her brain.

Jan 14, 2019

Volunteering: ‘It’s Simple, But It Stays with You for a Lifetime’

Emily wished to be a mermaid.
For some people, the ocean is a calming influence in times of stress. For wish kid Emily, 13, thoughts of floating lazily in calm, cool waters were often the only thing that would get her through long days in the hospital following one of her four surgeries to remove a large tumor in her brain.

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