Wright has been involved with Make-A-Wish for seven years, serving as a wish-granting volunteer as well as recently serving as a board member. She is passionate about granting a wish to every eligible local child, and she has worked tirelessly to raise funds for wishes through the annual Wine for Wishes event in Spokane. "I am passionate about what Make-A-Wish is doing locally in Spokane,” she said. “I really believe in the mission and what providing a child with hope and joy can do for them, both mentally and physically."
Wright earned her BA from Whitworth College, and she's most recently worked for Young's Market Company. In her new position, she will work to support local wishes and events to raise awareness and funds for the organization.
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.
Make-A-Wish, Regional Co-Director
Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, Media Relations