Wishmaker Parade takes place across the country on October 18th and 19th
HALIFAX, June 5 /CNW/ - Parade Ambassador and Wish Child, Carter, was
joined by Glen Oliver, Country Manager for XanGo Juice who was in town to
announce XanGo's title sponsorship of The Children's Wish Foundation of
Canada's national Wishmaker Parade.
"This Parade brings thousands of people together in communities across
Canada - not just for the fun and excitement of the day, but to help grant
wishes to some extremely special children who live in many of these same
communities," says Glen Oliver, Canadian Country Manager for XanGo Juice, the
creator of a premium mangosteen beverage. "XanGo is very proud to be the title
sponsor of the Wishmaker Parade, and looks forward to the contribution that
our many Canadian distributors will make to help wishes come true!"
Fittingly announced in Halifax, the birthplace of the Wishmaker Parade
more than 20 years ago, the event will take place in more than 100 communities
across Canada over the October 18 and 19, 2008 weekend. The XanGo Wishmaker
Parade has become a premier national fundraising event for The Children's Wish
Foundation of Canada, raising $1.3 million in 2007.
"We are grateful for this partnership with XanGo. Their sponsorship is a
great way to celebrate the magic of a wish and the continued growth of this
national event," says Chris Kotsopoulos, Executive Director, The Children's
Wish Foundation of Canada. "XanGo's commitment enables us at Children's Wish
to help provide these wonderful kids with the opportunity to realize one of
their most heartfelt wishes."
To locate a parade site near you and to register online, visit
"The XanGo Wishmaker Parade puts a fresh spin on a plain old walk," adds
Kotsopoulos. "The event brings together the entire family and the entire
community for an afternoon of fun and fundraising. And because it's a
parade-style walk, you'll see floats, marching bands, cheerleaders, clowns,
jugglers and a whole lot more."
XanGo, LLC is a recognized category creator as the first company to
market a premium mangosteen beverage, XanGo(R) Juice, to consumers worldwide.
XanGo continues to lead the category by driving the research, development and
advancement of functional mangosteen products. Based in Utah, XanGo is
privately owned and powered by a global network of independent distributors.
XanGo's expansive operations include the U.S. and numerous international
markets such as Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany and Malaysia. For more
information on XanGo, visit www.xango.com.
About Children's Wish
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 high-risk, life-threatening illnesses. Since its
inception, Children's Wish has granted almost 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: and interview opportunities: George James,
Director, Communications, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, o: (905)
839-4566, ext. 240, c: (416) 402-3783, firstname.lastname@example.org