One child, one wish, every day...

Wish children Romane-Frédérique and Antoine with Children's Wish ambassador Stéphane Bellavance (CNW Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)

The Children's Wish Foundation's Wish-a-thon
From November 23 to December 21, 2012

MONTREAL, Nov. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Wishing to bring joy to families who are deeply affected by the illness of a child, the Children's Wish Foundation launches its first Wish-a-thon. For 29 days from November 23 until December 21, this original fundraising event modelled on the Advent calendar will allow participants to discover a child waiting for his or her most heartfelt wish to be granted every day.

The public is invited to help The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada give children living with a life threatening illness the possibility having their most heartfelt wish granted by making a donation on www.wishathon.ca.

"Having a wish granted means more than escaping from the reality," explains Children's Wish Regional Director Laurent Larose. "It's a magical process that brings courage and hope to the child. As the Holiday Season approaches, the enthusiasm generated by the anticipation of the wish gives the whole family the chance to live a wonderful experience together."

Every donation entitles participants a chance to win an all-inclusive trip for two to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, courtesy of Club Voyages Berri.

This campaign aims to raise awareness for the cause of children in addition to collecting funds to allow The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to pursue its mission.

About the The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada grants the most heartfelt wish to children aged 3 to 17 living with a life threatening illness. Since its beginnings in 1984, the Foundation has granted more than 19,000 wishes across Canada, over 6,000 of which in Quebec. Moreover, the Foundation is committed to never turning down an eligible child. This year, Children's Wish expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes. For more information, visit www.childrenswish.ca.


Image with caption: "Wish children Romane-Frédérique and Antoine with Children's Wish ambassador Stéphane Bellavance (CNW Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121123_C3119_PHOTO_EN_21114.jpg

SOURCE: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information:

Judith Dontigny
Manager, Resource Development, Children's Wish Foundation
514 289-1777 ext. 227
judith.dontigny@childrenswish.ca