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Tri-Cities girl to fly in helicopter and search for hidden treasure with fairytale friends

Date

September 09, 2013

Location

Tri-Cities, WA

WHO/WHAT:

Five-year-old Teagan from Kennewick asks her mom every night before going to bed about Walt Disney World ® Resort. Teagan is battling a life-threatening heart condition, and she focuses on her wish to meet Tinkerbell at Disney World to keep her mind off her treatments. Make-A-Wish Washington will surprise Teagan with a special wish enhancement while she waits for her Disney wish trip, scheduled to take place in October. Teagan’s local surprise will include a helicopter ride, hidden treasure, and adventures with her favorite characters from her beloved bedtime story: J.M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy. 

WHEN/WHERE: 

Tuesday, September 10th, 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. Teagan receives a note that reveals there is a hidden treasure chest for her—but she will have to find “The Boy Who Never Grows Up,” who carries the key. “The Boy” will be played by Jackson Hatfield, whose brother received a wish in 2011, but has since passed away. A limo arrives at Teagan’s house to escort her to the Pasco Airport for a helicopter search for “The Boy.” 
Teagan’s house: 8607 W Hood Ave, Kennewick

10:45 a.m. A fairy meets Teagan and showers her with magic dust to help her fly. Teagan and her mom, who is also a Make-A-Wish volunteer, take to the skies via helicopter in search of the Boy with a key. The limo will be waiting to whisk Teagan off to her next location.
Bergstrom Aircraft: 4102 N. Stearman Ave, Tri-Cities Airport, Pasco

12:15 p.m. Teagan arrives at Chuck-E-Cheese to receive the key to the treasure chest, hidden in the restaurant! 
Chuck-E-Cheese: 2610 Columbia Center Blvd, Richland

1:45 p.m. After lunch, fun and games, Teagan is escorted by her limo to Get Air Tri-Cities to learn more flying tricks from her fairytale friends on a trampoline!
Get Air Tri-Cities: 731 Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick

About Make-A-Wish® Washington:

Since our inception, Make-A-Wish Washington has granted nearly 900 wishes to local children in Eastern Washington with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. 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 Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit akwa.wish.org or connect with us at www.facebook.com/makeawishakwa or on Twitter @MakeAWishAKWA.

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Contact:

Angela Geiss
Make-A-Wish Washington
509.951.4303
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Lindsay Schrupp
Make-A-Wish Washington
206.588.8953
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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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