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Make-A-Wish® Washington to Grant Local Boy’s Wish for a Superstar Shopping Spree

Date

February 07, 2013

Location

Bellingham, WA

Wells Enterprises, Inc. helping Make-A-Wish® grant 100 wishes to 100 kids with life-threatening medical conditions in honor of its 100th birthday

Who and What:

When 13-year-old Kielan of Ferndale closes his eyes, he dreams of being a superstar because as he says, “he wants everyone to be nice to me.” With help from Blue Bunny’s 100 Years, 100 Wishes program, Make-A-Wish Washington is partnering with the local Bellingham community to grant Kielan’s wish.

When:

Tuesday, February 12

Big plans are in store for a superstar shopping spree for Kielan, who is living with liver cancer, starting early the day of his wish. This charismatic teen has already been outfitted with a tuxedo that he plans to wear to Vista Middle School that day. It will likely be the longest 7 hours of his life as he waits for the bell to ring at 2:05 p.m. at which time he will surprise his classmates with free ice cream. It’s all part of a national program by Wells, makers of Blue Bunny Ice Cream, to help Make-A-Wish grant 100 wishes in honor of the company's 100th birthday.

The ice cream is sure to catapult his popularity among his peers, but it will really skyrocket when a SUV limo, complete with bodyguard, rolls up to take him to the first stop on his superstar shopping spree: Best Buy (located at 4281 Meridian St, Bellingham).

Make-A-Wish is seeking volunteer paparazzi to make his wish extra special. Please join us for his red carpet arrival at Best Buy at 2:30 p.m. and Target (located at 30 Bellis Fair Pkwy Bellingham) at 3:15 p.m. in Bellingham. Bring your 'I love Kielan!' signs, ask him about his role in your favorite movie, or just beg for the autograph of this amazing kid as we celebrate his wish day.

About the 100 Years, 100 Wishes Program

100 Years, 100 Wishes wish-granting events will take place across the country throughout 2013, each celebrated and captured on 100Years100Wishes.com. Lend support to the 100 wish kids by signing the 100 Years, 100 Wishes Wish Card – a virtual collection of signatures and well wishes from Blue Bunny fans to support wish kids in the 100 Years, 100 Wishes program. Visit 100Years100Wishes.com often to see the wishes granted as part of the 100 Years, 100 Wishes program. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit wish.org. Because the best wish isn’t just the one you make, it’s the one you give.™

About Wells Enterprises, Inc. and Blue Bunny

Wells Enterprises, Inc. is the largest privately held, family-owned ice cream and frozen treat manufacturer in the United States. The company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Le Mars, Iowa, the Ice Cream Capital of the World. Wells produces more than 1,100 ice cream and frozen novelty products, including its signature brand, Blue Bunny®, and super premium brand, 2nd St. Creamery™. Wells also manufactures licensed frozen treat brands including Yoplait® frozen yogurt, Weight Watchers® frozen novelties, and the iconic Bomb Pop™. Visit WellsEnterprisesInc.com. Visit BlueBunny.com for more about Blue Bunny Ice Cream and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BlueBunnyIceCream.

About Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington:

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 5,200 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant more than 300 wishes. According to a 2011 U.S. 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. 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 at facebook.com/northwestwishes or on Twitter at @MakeAWishAKWA.

Contact:

Jeannette Tarcha
Director of Communications and Marketing
Wrnaarggr@ajjvfurf.bet
or 206.623.5338

Liz Croston
Wells Enterprises, Inc.
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or 712.546.4000 ext. 5522

Kaylan Viveros
Crossroads Public Relations
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or 816.423.6353

Press Contact

Jeannette Tarcha
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
811 1st Ave #620
Seattle, WA  98104

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

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