Media Advisory - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

HALIFAX, Oct. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is expanding its reach to grant more wishes by including children with serious neurological and genetic diagnoses, like severe cerebral palsy. Since its recent outreach to this emerging population, Children's Wish has already granted almost 70 wishes to these remarkable children.

Children's Wish is anticipating an increase of 200 wishes as it incorporates this new and emerging population. To help grant these wishes, Children's Wish is publicly launching the More Wishes, More Wonders Campaign, and has a projected $10 million goal by 2021. The launch is occurring simultaneously across the country on October 29th, at various locations.

Children's Wish is inviting media to take part in the Nova Scotia launch of the More Wishes, More Wonders Campaign taking place on October 29, 2015 at the Halifax Public library.

To RSVP by October 28, contact Cheryl Matthews, Chapter Director, 902 492 0025 or by email:


More Wishes, More Wonders Campaign Launch


Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 1:30 to 2:30pm.


The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada 


Halifax Public Library

Lindsay Children's Room 2nd Floor



  • Dr. Bruce Crooks, Paediatric Oncologist and member of Children's Wish Medical Advisory Board
  • Dr. Ellen Wood,  Neurologist, Department of Pediatrics, IWK Health Centre
  • Wish Families from the new population
  • Dr. Howard Conter and Karen Conter   Campaign co-Chairs
  • Wilsons Fuel Gift Announcement

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

*Please note – we are not Make a Wish; The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a separate organization

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 more than 22,000 children and their families.

Already within our first six months of this year, we are experiencing unprecedented increases of wish referrals through our strong medical community relationships for our wishes granted to children with life-threatening illnesses. Now more than ever, we are encouraging Canadians to donate and support The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada to help us grant the next most heartfelt wish.

This year, Children's Wish expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes 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.

Children's Wish is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. The organization's key fundraising events include Exile Island, Princess Tea Parties, and Wishmaker Walks currently taking place in over 100 communities across Canada.

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SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information: Nova Scotia - Media Contact: Cheryl Matthews, Director, Nova Scotia Chapter, Telephone: 902 492 0025 or cell 902 229 9474,


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