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Make-A-Wish teams up with Jewelers for Children to grant local child’s wish for an art room

Date

June 15, 2017

Location

Fairbanks, AK

Fourteen-year-old Isabell is battling cystic fibrosis, but that hasn’t hindered her creativity.

She loves to make art, finding the process exciting and healing. Thanks to the partnership between Make-A-Wish and Jewelers for Children, a national organization that seeks to help children in need, Isabell’s wish to have an art room at home—complete with a potter wheel and kiln--will come true this summer.

While Isabell waits for her art room to be complete, she will receive a special wish enhancement party where she will have the opportunity to design her own jewelry at Fred Meyer Jewelers and receive a celebration in anticipation of her wish.

Since the partnership began in 2005, Jewelers for Children has granted a total of 11 wishes for Alaska children.

When: 

Monday, June 19 at 12 p.m.

Where: 

Fred Meyer Jewelers
3755 Airport Way
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709

About Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington:

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 6,300 local children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. From granting six wishes in our first year to now 332 this year, we have come a long way but our work is not over yet. With your help, we’re getting closer to reaching our vision to grant a wish to every eligible child by 2020, because we know that wishes matter. According to a 2011 study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Every year, one in five seriously-ill children in Alaska and Washington does not receive a wish because they are not being referred to our program. That’s something we can all change. For more information about Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit akwa.wish.org or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MakeAWishAKWA. 

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Contact: 

Hannah Moderow
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington
unaanu@nxjn.jvfu.bet
907.375.9066 (office)
907.382.4937 (cell)

Press Contact

Jeannette Tarcha
Vice President of Communications & Marketing
811 1st Ave #520
Seattle, WA  98104

Phone : (206) 623-5338
Fax : (206) 623-5333
wrnaarggr@nxjn.jvfu.bet

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