Children's Wish Foundation celebrates 1000 wishes in Alberta and NWT Milestone being marked at this evening's Celebrating Our Successes Gala



    CALGARY, March 6 /CNW/ - A seventeen year-old boy from Okatoks is marking
a milestone today with The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.  Trevor,
diagnosed with Immune Dysregulation, Polyendocrinopathy, Enteritis, X-linked
syndrome, is the recipient of the 1000th wish granted by the Alberta and
Northwest Territories chapter.
    Trevor's wish, along with those 999 wishes granted before his, is being
celebrated this evening at the Foundation's first annual Celebrating Our
Successes Gala taking place at the Westin Hotel. More than 270 guests will be
in attendance, including Provincial Award winners, wish families, and other
supporters.
    "With so many great kids anticipating their wishes, having the support of
our partners and members of the community ensures that we can continue to
provide children with a renewed sense of energy and hope," adds Debbie
Korzeniowski, Alberta and NWT Advisory Board Chair and National Board Member,
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.  "It is because of the commitment
and effort made by so many, that we are able to fulfill the dreams of many,
many courageous kids like Trevor who truly deserve having a wish come true."
    For more 23 years, the Alberta & NWT Chapter of the Children's Wish
Foundation of Canada has been the leading wish granting organization in the
region for children diagnosed with high-risk, life-threatening illnesses. 
While most children want to go a journey to Disney World, the non-profit has
granted special wishes for children and their families like Trevor who
traveled with his family to New Zealand in January to experience and
participate in a wide range of cultural activities.
    "Celebrating Our Successes Gala allows to recognize the incredible
accomplishments made by our wish recipients as well as though who have
contributed to and helped us achieve this milestone," adds Jason Evanson,
Chapter Director.
    The Celebrating Our Successes Gala is made possible through the generous
support of Holy Cross Centre (Title Sponsor), TOM Capital Associates inc.
(Legacy Sponsor), event sponsors and other supporters.

    Established in 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a
national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favorite wish for
children diagnosed with high-risk, life-threatening illnesses. Since its
inception, Children's Wish has granted over 13,000 wishes for children and
their families and fulfills approximately 900 wishes annually across Canada --
each being an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of
that particular child. For information on The Children's Wish Foundation of
Canada, log onto www.childrenswish.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Jason Evanson, Chapter Director, Alberta and
NWT, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, o: (403) 265-9039, c: (403)
669-8174, Jason.evanson@childrenswish.ca

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