More than $1.3 million raised to support Children's Wish



    XanGo Wishmaker Parade is a local and national success!

    PICKERING, ON, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - Thousands of people took part in the 4th
annual XanGo Wishmaker Parade across Canada this weekend to help create the
magic of a wish. Participants raised more than $1.3 million at more than 100
events that took place in communities across the country in support of The
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.
    Born in Atlantic Canada more than 20 years ago, and launched nationally
in 2005, the XanGo Wishmaker Parade raises funds to help grant wishes for
children with life threatening illnesses.
    "We are thrilled with the results for this year's parade and grateful to
our sponsors, participants and the community for making this parade such a
great success," says Chris Kotsopoulos, National Executive Director, The
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. "It truly is magical to know that this
community has come together to support the work we do - granting wishes for
children coping with life threatening illnesses. Thank you for your support!"
    The 2008 XanGo Wishmaker Parade is sponsored by global nutrition leader
XanGo, maker of the original premium whole mangosteen beverage XanGo(TM)
Juice. The parade is also made possible through the support of Neo
Advertising, Readers Digest, Sameday Worldwide and Today's Parent as well as
many local sponsors, volunteers and the communities where the parades took
place.

    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 life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception,
Children's Wish has granted more than 14,000 wishes for children and their
families and fulfills approximately 900 wishes annually - granting nearly
three wishes everyday - each being an individual adventure, carefully
structured to meet the needs of that particular child. For information on
Children's Wish, log onto www.childrenswish.ca.





For further information:

For further information: George James, Communications Director, The
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, o: (905) 839-4566, ext. 240, c: (416)
402-3783, e: george.james@childrenswish.ca


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