The Children's Wish Foundation's Wish-a-thon
From November 23 to December 21, 2012
MONTREAL, Nov. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Wishing to bring joy to families who are
deeply affected by the illness of a child, the Children's Wish
Foundation launches its first Wish-a-thon. For 29 days from November 23 until December 21, this original
fundraising event modelled on the Advent calendar will allow
participants to discover a child waiting for his or her most heartfelt
wish to be granted every day.
The public is invited to help The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
give children living with a life threatening illness the possibility
having their most heartfelt wish granted by making a donation on www.wishathon.ca.
"Having a wish granted means more than escaping from the reality,"
explains Children's Wish Regional Director Laurent Larose. "It's a
magical process that brings courage and hope to the child. As the
Holiday Season approaches, the enthusiasm generated by the anticipation
of the wish gives the whole family the chance to live a wonderful
Every donation entitles participants a chance to win an all-inclusive
trip for two to the Mayan Riviera in Mexico, courtesy of Club Voyages
This campaign aims to raise awareness for the cause of children in
addition to collecting funds to allow The Children's Wish Foundation of
Canada to pursue its mission.
About the The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada grants the most heartfelt wish
to children aged 3 to 17 living with a life threatening illness. Since
its beginnings in 1984, the Foundation has granted more than 19,000
wishes across Canada, over 6,000 of which in Quebec. Moreover, the
Foundation is committed to never turning down an eligible child. This
year, Children's Wish expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes. For more
information, visit www.childrenswish.ca.
Image with caption: "Wish children Romane-Frédérique and Antoine with Children's Wish ambassador Stéphane Bellavance (CNW Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121123_C3119_PHOTO_EN_21114.jpg
SOURCE: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
For further information:
Manager, Resource Development, Children's Wish Foundation
514 289-1777 ext. 227