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Macy's Partners with Make-A-Wish Missouri on National Believe Day to Grant Local Teen's Wish


December 05, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO (December, 5, 2017) - Join us on Friday, Dec. 9th at Macy’s in West County Center to experience the magic of Ashford’s one true wish, as he receives the shopping spree of his dreams.

On Friday, December 9th, Macy’s and Make-A-Wish® Missouri will join forces to grant the wish of an eighteen-year-old boy named Ashford, who is battling a brain tumor. Ashford’s one true wish to have a shopping spree will be granted in celebration of Macy’s National Believe Day. 

In addition, Macy’s and Make-A-Wish will grant more than 25 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions across the country that day, as part of “Wishes Across America”.

“Wishes Across America” was created as part of the Macy’s Believe campaign to inspire others to embrace the spirit of goodwill and make a difference in their own community, creating even more reasons to believe.

When Make-A-Wish Missouri approached Ashford about fulfilling his most heartfelt wish, Ashford stated that he wished to have a shopping spree to purchase a new winter wardrobe. Ashford has lost a significant amount of weight this past year, due to the chemotherapy treatments, and he no longer fits into his old winter clothing.

He has endured much through his battle with this life-threatening medical condition, but his strong will, unbreakable spirit, and anticipation of his wish have given him hope, strength and joy through all the adversity.

Ashford’s special wish celebration will begin with a red carpet entrance, surrounded by a sea of supporters, at Macy’s West Country Center. He then will receive some special surprises including a security detail, special guest appearances, and personal shoppers to guarantee he receives everything on his wish list.

WHEN:          Friday, Dec 9 10:00am

WHERE:        Macy’s at West County Center 2 West County Center, St. Louis, MO 63131

                    (Upper West Garage Entrance facing Hwy 270)

WHY:            Join us behind the scenes of an actual wish! Since 2008, Macy’s Believe campaign has brought together communities across the country, gathering  support for the common cause and resulting in nearly $13 million donated to Make-A-Wish.

 This season also marks a major milestone, as Macy’s celebrates $100 million in total giving to Make-A-Wish since 2003. That represents nearly three  wishes granted every day for the past 13 years, and more than 2.4 million people impacted in total by wishes that Macy’s has helped grant, including  wish kids and their families, volunteers, community groups, nurses, doctors and more.

 For more information about the Believe campaign and festivities for the holiday season, visit

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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 ( and connect with us on Facebook  (makeawishmo), Twitter (@makeawishmo), Instagram (@makeawishmo) and YouTube (MakeAWishMO).

About Macy’s

Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at 734 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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