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Make-A-Wish® Missouri Announces Best Summer Ever

Date

July 27, 2017

Location

Missouri & Greater Kansas City

ST. LOUIS (July 27, 2017) – Make-A-Wish® Missouri, the leading children’s wish granting organization in the state, announces their new digital campaign, #BestSummerEver. The campaign will aim to grant as many wishes as possible this summer with the help of local communities, companies and corporations. Wishes just like that of 3-year-old Liam – who is battling a congenital cardiac condition – and his heartfelt wish to have a playground of his own.

The campaign will target locality, asking the community to join them in an effort to raise awareness of wish children waiting for their one-true wish, and increase financial support to help the chapter take one step closer to accomplishing their vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

“Locally, each year, it is estimated that there are nearly 450 children that are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition who are eligible for a wish from Make-A-Wish Missouri,” said Brian Miller, Marketing Manager at Make-A-Wish Missouri.

Make-A-Wish Missouri staff, along with its supporters, have pledged to make this the best summer ever. The staff reached out and asked for the help from their supporters. Even at this stage, the campaign has received support and attention from multiple public figures, including recording artist, Nelly.

Make-A-Wish Missouri is asking for donations, volunteers and awareness in order to help with the success of this campaign, and ultimately its mission of granting wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

“It’s our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child. Together, we can transform lives one wish at a time,” said Miller. 

Those interested in learning more about the organization or want to contribute to making this the best summer ever can visit the foundations website at mo.wish.org/bestsummerever, or follow along on the official Make-A-Wish Missouri Facebook (MakeAWishMO) and Twitter (@MakeAWishMO) pages.  From there, users can learn how they can transform the lives of local wish children waiting for their one-true wish.

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About Make-A-Wish Missouri

Since 1983, Make-A-Wish® Missouri has granted wishes to more than 6,000 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant more than 330 wishes. According to a 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.

For more information about Make-A-Wish Missouri and how you can share the power of a wish®, please visit our website (mo.wish.org) and connect with us on Facebook (makeawishmo), Twitter (@makeawishmo), Instagram (@makeawishmo) and YouTube (MakeAWishMO).
Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas
13523 Barrett Parkway Dr
Suite 241
Ballwin, MO 63021
(314) 205-9474
Toll Free (800) 548-5058
Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas, Wichita Regional Office
1144 N St. Francis
Wichita, KS 67214
(316) 838-9474
Toll Free - KS only (800) 566-9474