Media Advisory - 14-year-old to be presented his wish to attend the NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston, Texas

DARTMOUTH, NS, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - On Friday, February 8th, 14-year-old Jalen will learn the details of his wish to attend the NBA All-Star Weekend when Marsha Sobey, volunteer with The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada and Cheryl Matthews, Children's Wish Nova Scotia Chapter Director, will present his wish to him and his family.

Jalen, accompanied by his mother, father and brother, will travel to Houston, Texas to attend the NBA All-Star Weekend, culminating with the 62nd NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 17th.

Jalen was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma in 2012.

WHAT:    Wish presentation to 14-year-old Jalen
   
WHEN:    Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 1:00pm
   
WHO:    Wish child, Jalen; his mother, Lovessa; father, Berkley; brother, Jaren;     
Children's Wish volunteer, Marsha Sobey; Children's Wish Nova Scotia     
Chapter Director, Cheryl Matthews
   
WHERE:   847 Summer Street    
New Glasgow, NS
   
CONTACT:   Cheryl Matthews, Chapter Director    
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter    
Phone: (902) 492-1984, ext. 3    
Mobile: (902) 229-9474   
email: cheryl.matthews@childrenswish.ca

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are diagnosed with a life threatening illness.  Since 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to over 19,000 children and their families.

This year, the Foundation expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and is proud to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every day.  Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Foundation is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.


 

SOURCE: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information:

Cheryl Matthews, Chapter Director
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter
Phone: (902) 492-1984, ext. 3
Mobile: (902) 229-9474
email: cheryl.matthews@childrenswish.ca