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Macy's and Make-A-Wish Kick Off Shopping Spree with a Red Carpet Experience

Date

January 29, 2015

Location

Yakima, WA

Sixteen-year-old celebrates remission from cancer by going on a shopping spree with family.

WHO/WHAT:

Sixteen-year-old Ebony wasn’t able to go shopping while battling leukemia over the past year. She wasn’t able to attend school, either, or properly celebrate holidays with her family. That’s why she wished to go on a shopping spree—to buy new clothes for herself so she could put her best self forward at school, and buy gifts to honor and thank her family for their support.

WHEN/WHERE: 

Saturday, February 1, 2015

This Saturday, Ebony will experience a VIP experience at Macy's, complete with a red carpet welcome, to kick off her shopping spree wish.

10 a.m. Ebony and Family depart from home in Yakima via limo.

11 a.m. Ebony and family arrive at Macy's for a red carpet welcome to kick off her shopping spree. Media are invited and welcomed to help make Ebony feel like the VIP she truly is!
Columbia Center Macy's: Women's entrance / 400 Columbia Center 99336

About Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington:

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 5,500 children 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. Currently, there are more than 400 children awaiting their wishes and there are more who qualify for our services, yet we are unable to reach them and grant their wishes due to a lack of funds and capacity. In fact, every year, one in four seriously-ill children in Alaska and Washington do not receive a wish because of a lack of funding. 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 at facebook.com/makeawishakwa or on Twitter @MakeAWishAKWA.

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CONTACTS:

Prior to wish:
Hannah Moderow
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington
907.382.4973
Hannah@akwa.wish.org

Day-of wish:
Samantha Cases
Wish-granting volunteer
509.391.8670

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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