VANCOUVER, June 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Drafting on the success of the #JoeysWish campaign, which saw supercar enthusiasts raise over $60,000 for The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, the wish granting organization continues to benefit from high-profile automotive supporters.
"We are so excited to once again be the charity of choice for the APNA truck show," says Hannah Smith, Development Coordinator for Children's Wish. "APNA has generously donated partial proceeds of previous events to Children's Wish and this year we will be on site at the tradeshow sharing the magic of wishes. "
Entry to the tradeshow is free, and guests of all ages are welcome. Those 19 years and older with a valid class 5 driver's license can enter to win a custom 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 750 from Barnes Harley-Davidson.
The APNA Truck show takes place on June 13th & 14th at Abbotsford Tradex. The weekend includes a job fair and show & shine, where visitors will have a chance showcase their special vehicles, ranging from customized big rigs to classic cars and motorcycles.
A Children's Wish family has been invited to join as the guest of honour at the VIP dinner on Saturday, June 13th. The VIP dinner and reception will be MC'd by Sonia Beeksma of GlobalNews.
"The APNA Truck Show is all about community. We're committed to being leaders in the trucking industry and in philanthropy. 'Apna' translates to 'ours' and that's exactly what this event is all about – a show that everyone can enjoy. We want to inspire our exhibitioners, members and participants to join in on our goal of raising $25,000 for The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada," said Tony Arora, Director of Sales & Marketing for APNA.
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest all Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more than 30 years, Children's Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to more than 22,000 children and their families.
The BC & Yukon Chapter of Children's Wish is proud to have already granted 1258 total wishes to date, with another 263 wishes waiting to be enjoyed. This year, the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes across the country with the help of volunteers and generous donors; that is approximately three wishes each and every day, all year long. Each wish is the child's most heartfelt wish, and carefully structured to meet the particular needs of the child and their family. Children's Wish is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information and to donate.
SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
For further information: Media contact: Andy Kallstrom, Communications Specialist, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, t: 778-383-1413 | e: [email protected]