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Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington Teen Receives Caribbean-themed Wish Send-Off

Date

March 24, 2015

Location

Spokane, WA

WHO & WHAT:

Eighteen-year-old Grace is battling a brain tumor while trying to finish her senior year of high school. When granted the opportunity to receive a wish through Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington, Grace knew she wanted to go on a Caribbean cruise for spring break. Join local employees from Morgan Stanley Spokane who are sponsoring the wish and sending Grace off in style with a beach-themed party complete with a red carpet, cupcakes and more. 

WHEN & WHERE:

  • Friday, March 27 at 3:45 p.m.
    Grace arrives at the Washington Trust Bank building for a red carpet entrance and a Caribbean-themed wish send-off party. Volunteers will be decorating the lobby starting at 3 p.m. Main Lobby, 717 W Sprague, Spokane

ABOUT MAKE-A-WISH ALASKA AND WASHINGTON

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 5,600 children, nearly 1,000 of whom are from 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. 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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CONTACT:

Leslie Woodfill
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington
yrfyvr@nxjn.jvfu.bet
509.995.5431

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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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
Yellow Flag Bldg #207
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 458-2618
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Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Alaska Office
430 W 7th Ave #110
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 258-9474
Toll Free (844) 510-9474