Fans around the world helped unlock $1 million donation, which Disney doubled to $2 million due to the overwhelming outpouring of support to grant life-changing wishes to children fighting critical illnesses. Thanks to the support of everyone and our amazing friends at Disney Parks, more lives will be transformed by our mission!
Dec 4, 2017—Today is a day 34 years in the making as Make-A-Wish® BC & Yukon has proudly granted its 2000th wish to 13-year-old Keygan, who has been battling a recent lymphoma diagnosis.
Update: Thank you to Natrel and their generous customers for supporting Make-A-Wish during the 2017 holiday season. The Natrel Taste the Joy of Giving campaign raised $25,000 to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses across Canada.
PORT MOODY—November 2017. In December last year, you may remember seeing a few hundred people in ugly sweaters and holiday costumes, running around Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park. That was thanks to the Now That’s Ugly Society, hosting their annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Dash. It’s happening again on December 2nd, and this year, it’s in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC and the Yukon.
Disney Parks to donate up to $1 million US to Make-A-Wish to help make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses in Canada and around the world
TORONTO, November 30, 2017 – Building on the success of 2016’s global campaign, Disney fans and Make-A-Wish® supporters looking to share the joy this holiday season can once again join Disney Parks and Make-A-Wish and Share Your Ears to help make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses.
VANCOUVER – October 2017—During the warm summer months, seven different organizations stepped up to support Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon by hosting a charity golf tournament.
“We’re very grateful for the FUNdraising that these community groups and companies did for us,” said Ross Hetherington, CEO, Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon.
Victoria B.C., May 15, 2017— In a perfect example of a ‘player vs. environment’ gaming move, where players team up against enemies rather than each other, Make-A-Wish® British Columbia & Yukon, ASUS Canada and Best Buy Canada Ltd. have come together to grant the computer gaming wish of nine-year-old Kenny. The common enemy everyone is trying to defeat?
Make-A-Wish® offices worldwide thank “wish granters” of all kinds on April 29
Vancouver BC, March 7, 2017—For the 26th year in a row, the Hyatt Regency Vancouver supported Make-A-Wish® BC & Yukon through their 2016 Gingerbread Lane holiday display, and this year, the Art Institute of Vancouver also added a sweet surprise.