We have Hallmark Holiday cards available for custom card orders including one card with artwork by one of our former wish kids Simran! Orders that include corporate logos and customized messaging are due by December 3rd and take 2-3 weeks to process (minimum order required). For more information, visit Make-A-Wish Canada.
Connor: A young cancer warrior wants to grant a wish
Throughout his life, Connor was always taking care of others.Before he passed away last December 21st, Connor asked his family if they would do one more thing for him.He wanted to grant a wish for another child in his memory. In his words, he wanted to send another “cancer warrior” on their wish.
Let’s make Connor’s dream come true in a BIG way
We want to not only grant one wish in Connor’s memory, but as many as we possibly can. With your help, we’re going to send lots of “cancer warriors” on their wish, so they too will know the joy that Connor experienced that day.
Please help Connor exceed his goal by making a gift today. The maturity and compassion that this young man had for others will be celebrated through the granting of wishes, and “paid forward” as Connor requested.
Here’s how to help
Your tax deductible gift of any amount will be greatly appreciated and all funds raised in this campaign will grant wishes in Connor’s memory. If you would like to sponsor an entire wish for Connor, a $6,000 gift will make that happen. Or you could become a monthly donor and help grant wishes all year long. The choice is yours.
Please select “Connor’s Cancer Warriors” under support a specific BC Campaign to ensure your gift is directed properly.
Connor wanted to be remembered. This is his legacy.
Please click here to make your donation now, with our gratitude for helping make one little boy’s dream a reality.
Check back here in the New Year to find out about all the great wishes that were granted in Connor’s name.
Barry & Karen Wilson from Salmon Arm are working with their two high school age children, Jake and Cassidy, to make dreams come true through the positive energy of health and wellness. They hope to gather energy from many and focus it on helping others – especially those in need.
Both Karen and Barry are taking on significant challenges of their own this year – running their first ever marathons. The two only took up running in the last couple of years but, with the support and help of many others, they have grown in their strength and determination and are ready for the challenge. For them, the marathons symbolize in a small way, the challenge that children with a life-threatening medical condition face – although the kids didn’t choose their path. Barry and Karen hope that they can provide some inspiration for anyone facing challenges in life and they also hope to make a difference in a child’s life by combining the energy of many to grant them a wish.
2DreamRunners 2012 is the name of their fundraising campaign and they’ll be running for pledges in 3 different marathons this year:
The Vancouver Marathon on May 6th
The Sinister 7 Ultra-marathon with the DreamRunner team July 6 & 7th (Crowsnest Pass Alberta)
Dublin Marathon, Ireland on October 29th
They are asking for your support through donations to Make-A-Wish in an effort to raise $8,000 or enough to grant a wish for a child with a life-threatening medical condition.
To make a donation in support of 2DreamRunners 2012, Click here and choose 2DreamRunners 2012 under support a specific BC Campaign and complete the rest of the donation form.
Wish kids who are battling a life-threatening medical condition spend days, even months in their pyjamas. Now you can support them by participating in our 2nd Annual Pyjama Day for Make-A-Wish.
On June 1st, we’re asking all pre-school staff and students to collect donations for Make-A-Wish and spend the entire day in their pyjamas. When we spend the day in our P.J.s, we are reminded of what our wish kids go through in the hospital and how good it feels to think about a wish instead.
All collected donations on Pyjama Day will be used to grant a special wish for a child aged 3 to 17 battling a life-threatening medical condition in BC. Proceeds from last year’s event helped send Charlotte to Walt Disney World to meet a Princess!
Last year, pre-school aged wish kids wished for things like having a “big girl” bedroom, a trip to Disneyland to meet Duffy the Bear, Maui, and our most requested wish: visiting Mickey Mouse either at Walt Disney World or on a Disney cruise!
If your pre-school would like to get involved, contact:
17 year old Marcus Brodie continues to follow his passion for racing and has launched a fundraising campaign to help him reach his goal of racing in the Canadian Touring Car Championship in 2012. Marcus is partnering with the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of BC and will be supporting a local wish child through his fundraising efforts.
Local businesses are encouraged to place ads on Marcus’ website at www.marcusbrodie.com demonstrating their support. Marcus will donate 10% of all funds raised to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as a way to give back to the community.
Marcus has raced karts from age 9; regionally to internationally. He is now a grade 12 honors student looking to make the transition from karts to cars. Statistics show that over 90% of racers do not successfully make this transition. This will be a crucial year in Marcus’s racing career. Marcus is fighting the odds and is reaching out to the community for support.
“Having a young man like Marcus want to help grant a wish for a Kelowna child, especially at this point in his career, makes me extremely proud”, commented Ross Hetherington, Executive Director of Make-A-Wish BC. “I’m hopeful that the community will respond to Marcus’ efforts and help us grant another Kelowna child’s wish.”
Sought after child photographers, Jason and Darcie Brown of Revival Arts in Abbotsford, are now accepting nominations for their third Imagine book of child portraiture.
Known for their natural photographs that stand the test of time, they have photographed almost 300 children and raised $10,000 for non-profit organizations with their first two Imagine books. All 2012 session fees will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon.
When Darcie’s brother was a 15 year old with stage 4 cancer, he received a wish for a laptop computer. He now has his own web design and programming business so they know first-hand the lasting benefits a wish has on a child with life-threatening medical condition. Please help them reach their goal to raise $6000 in order to grant a wish.
Now is your chance to have your children photographed and included in this project that is documenting a generation of children in the Fraser Valley. There are limited spaces available so sign up today at www.imaginekids.ca
About Make-A-Wish Foundation® of British Columbia and Yukon
Our mission at Make-A-Wish ® BC & Yukon is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon was the first Canadian Chapter of Make-A-Wish. Since 1983, we have granted over 1,500 wishes for children in our region. This year we hope to grant 100 more.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of British Columbia and Yukon #112-2025 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1Z6
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