Wishmaker Walk for Wishes

Vogue Optical Returns as Presenting Sponsor for Wishmaker Walk in Atlantic Provinces

CHARLOTTETOWN, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada are pleased to announce that Vogue Optical will be returning as the Presenting Sponsor of Wishmaker Walk for Wishes throughout Atlantic Canada.  

During the month of October, there will be over 40 walk sites in Atlantic Canada, with hundreds of participants taking part in the Wishmaker Walk for Wishes. This walk is designed for families, teams and people of all ages and is a national event that takes place in over 100 communities throughout Canada.

"I want to encourage the public to go out to their local walk and support this great opportunity to help grant wishes," John MacLeod, President of Vogue Optical said.  All of the money raised during Wishmaker Walk for Wishes will help the Foundation continue granting wishes to children between the ages of three and seventeen who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. The majority of the walks throughout the Atlantic Provinces will take place on October 18th and 19th, 2014. For more information about a local walk, please visit www.wishmaker.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 21,000 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.

Image with caption: "Vogue Optical is the Presenting Sponsor for Wishmaker Walk for Wishes for the Atlantic Provinces (CNW Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140930_C3296_PHOTO_EN_6144.jpg

SOURCE: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information: Note to Editors / News Directors: For additional information or to request an interview, please contact: Beth Corney Gauthier, Director - Prince Edward Island, Telephone: 902-566-5526, E-mail: Beth.CorneyGauthier@childrenswish.ca

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