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Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington Announces New Hire

Date

March 26, 2015

Location

Seattle, WA

Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, the local nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, has hired Chris Sullivan as volunteer coordinator.

In this position, Sullivan will lead volunteer recruitment, onboarding and training, as well as data and file management for the volunteer department.

Sullivan brings a wealth of experience to the organization. Most recently, he served as youth and family programs manager at Pacific Science Center. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in sociology and communication from Western Washington University and currently resides in Issaquah, Washington.

Each year, hundreds of volunteers throughout the Northwest give their time and talent to help grant wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions. To learn more about volunteering with Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, visit akwa.wish.org.

About Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 5,600 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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CONTACT:

Jessica Mathews
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206.588.8953

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
Yellow Flag Bldg #207
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