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Make-A-Wish® Alaska Announces New Staff


June 19, 2013


Anchorage, AK

Make-A-Wish® Alaska, the local nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, has recently hired Hannah Moderow as the Administrative and Program Coordinator at our Anchorage office.

Moderow will assist with wish coordination and providing support for local volunteers, special events and fundraising. Moderow has worked as a freelance writer and editor in Anchorage for the past six years, during which time she ghost wrote Born to Mush, the biography of  2012 Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey. Moderow also served as an adjunct professor in Developmental English at University of Alaska Anchorage.

Moderow earned her B.A. in English and Art History from Cornell University and her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She currently resides in Anchorage with her husband and two dogs.

About Make-A-Wish Alaska:

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska has granted Alaskan wishes to more than 500 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant about 30 wishes, and an additional 30 wishes to kids from across the US who wish to visit Alaska as part of their wish. 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 how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit or connect with us on Facebook at or on Twitter at @MakeAWishAKWA.



Nicole Sheldon
Make-A-Wish Alaska
Regional Director

Lindsay Schrupp
Make-A-Wish Alaska
Media Relations Coordinator
800.304.WISH ext. 127

Press Contact

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

Phone : (206) 623-5338
Fax : (206) 623-5333

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Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington
811 1st Ave #620
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623-5300
Toll Free (800) 304-9474
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Eastern Washington Office
104 S Freya St
Green Flag Bldg #210
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 458-2618
Toll Free (888) 790-7005
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Alaska Office
430 W 7th Ave #110
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 258-9474
Toll Free (844) 510-9474