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Central Middle School students create special send-off for Anchorage teen headed on Make-A-Wish® trip to England

Date

May 19, 2015

Location

Anchorage, AK

WHO & WHAT:

Fourteen-year-old Alex was diagnosed with cancer on his birthday during 7th grade. Inspired by his courageous fight, Alex’s classmates from Central Middle School of Science have worked with Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington to create a special wish presentation at their all-school assembly on the last day of school. Alex will travel to England this summer to visit the Jagex Games Studio where his favorite game, Runescape, was created.

WHEN & WHERE:

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.
Alex’s classmates, in partnership with Make-A-Wish staff, will perform a wish presentation including music, video and photos during the all-school assembly. Central Middle School of Science auditorium, 1405 E Street. Please check in at front desk.

About Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington:

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 5,700 children, nearly 400 of whom are from Alaska, 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:

Hannah Moderow
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington
907.382.4937
Unaanu@nxjn.jvfu.bet

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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