Media Advisory - 4-year-old Coldbrook Boy to receive a wish from Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter!

DARTMOUTH, NS, March 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter, will be celebrating 4-year-old Cole Wittenberg's heartfelt wish to go to Disney.  He also wanted to meet the Ninja Turtles so they will join us when we present his Disney package. Cole's life threatening diagnosis is a recurrent Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer that usually begins in muscles attached to bones and that help the body move.


Tuesday March 21st, at 12:00pm


Investors Group – 238 Brownlow Avenue, Suite 104 | Dartmouth, Nova Scotia | 902-468-3444


Wish child, Cole; his family and friends; Mother, Kaleena; Father, Ryan; and team from Children's Wish Foundation, Nova Scotia Chapter.  


About Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest and only 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 nearly 25,000 children and their families – that's three wishes each and every day, all year long!

Children's Wish has chapter offices and professional staff in every province, and each wish family is assigned a dedicated Wish Coordinator who is able to personally and carefully structure each heartfelt wish experience to meet the particular needs of the child and their family. Travel wishes include all siblings 21 years and under living in the same household, and families travel worry-free thanks to exclusive Blue Cross insurance.

Our newly expanded reach, which includes children diagnosed with a serious neurological or genetic illness, means continued strong wish referral support through our medical community. Wish referrals continue to increase year over year, and we are proud to maintain our 'no waiting list' policy, thanks to our generous donors.

Now more than ever, we are encouraging Canadians to donate and support Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. Help us grant the next single-most heartfelt wish. Visit for more information and to donate.

Each wish is carefully structured to meet the particular needs of the child and their family. In Nova Scotia, we have granted over 1100 wishes so far and have 98 wishes being worked on at this moment.

For the month of March, help us celebrate Children's #wishmonth. We are proud to share the 2017 Children's Wish Impact Study, which reveals how our heartfelt wishes are transformational and of meaningful and measurable value to wish children and their families. Please visit for more information or to donate, and support using #wishmonth.

Facebook: Childrenswish.ns
Twitter: @childrenswishNS
Instagram: @childrenswishfoundation

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information: Jacob Rafuse, Wish Coordinator, Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter, T: 902-492-1113 | Cell: 902-499-8421,; Cheryl Matthews, Chapter Director, Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter, T: 902-492-0025 | F: 902-492-1908,


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