Los Angeles, CA, April, 2017— Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles (MAWGLA) grants wishes every day and we want you to celebrate with us! April is LA Wish Month, with endless activities and happenings all month long.
“This month local wish kids will snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, meet their favorite hero, go on a shopping spree of a lifetime or meet with volunteers to be asked what their most heartfelt wish is. We are asking the community to celebrate with us and help us grant a wish for every eligible child. Whether as a volunteer, donor, supporter, or biggest fan, we thank you for the endless love you show our chapter.” – Neal Aton, CEO, MAWGLA.
MAWGLA is proud to announce that they will be honored by the LA City Council for their service to the community on April 5th at City Hall.
April 22nd is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Lace up those shoes and join the 10th Annual Walk for Wishes, at The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Walk for Wishes is a celebration of wishes granted while raising money for future wishes. Walk with kids like Sam, age 9 who has battled a blood disorder and is walking this year as a Wish Kid Ambassador. Sam’s wish took her and her family to Hawaii where she swam with dolphins and snorkeled at the beach. “It made me so happy and it made me feel like a normal kid again! I always think about the memories and it makes me laugh.” Walk For Wishes is sponsored by the Los Angeles Rams, Frigo Cheeseheads and Mattel, Inc. To register visit www.la.wish.org/walk
April 23rd- 29th is Volunteer Appreciation Week and our Medical Outreach Referral Drive! Every wish starts with a referral, and we count on volunteers to grant wishes. We will be highlighting and thanking our hundreds of volunteers and referral sources!
April 29th is World Wish Day and will serve as the grand finale to LA Wish Month. This marks the anniversary of the first ever wish that inspired what would later become the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It all started in 1980, when a 7-year-old boy named Chris Greicius was diagnosed with leukemia. He had one wish to be a police officer and with the help of future MAW founders and the Arizona Department of Public Safety, this wish was made a reality. On World Wish Day, our partner, the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be hosting a special Make-A-Wish Night at Dodger Stadium.
About Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles
Founded in 1983 and now in its 34th year, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles has granted more than 9,400 wishes to children living in the communities throughout Los Angeles County. Annually in Los Angeles, the chapter grants about 350 wishes locally, reaching about half the children that will be diagnosed with a life threatening illness.
Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles is part of a national organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish America is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 33,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 34 minutes. It has granted more than 285,000 wishes in the U.S. since its inception in 1980.
Visit Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles at www.la.wish.org.
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