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Oct 03, 2019

Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles Welcomes New Board Chair Tricia Justice

Business Wire

Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles’ Board of Directors has elected Tricia Justice of Brightview Landscape Development as Board Chair. Justice has served on the Board of Directors of the Missouri and Kansas and Greater Los Angeles chapters of Make-A-Wish for eight years. The organization grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses and recently granted its 10,000th wish in Los Angeles.

Sep 23, 2019

25th annual car show held at Wichita State

The Sunflower

Souped-up cars, trucks, and bikes filled lots outside Koch Arena Sunday at an annual car show held on Wichita State’s campus.

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 has hosted the annual “Show-N-Shine” show for 25 years at WSU, and the event helps support the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Sep 20, 2019

Eric Stonestreet Attends Make-A-Wish Event

KCTV 5 News

One of Los Angeles’s biggest Chiefs fans is in town this weekend helping kids’ wishes come true ahead of the game.

On Friday, Eric Stonestreet was at the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Bubble Ball fundraiser...

Sep 15, 2019

Make a Wish Idaho Car Show is Saturday

MV Magic Valley

Make a Wish Idaho will present its annual car show from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in Twin Falls City Park. Registration will take place from 8 a.m. to noon. Lamb Weston will sponsor the event. Judging will begin at 1 p.m. Trophies for first, second and third places will be awarded at 3 p.m. along with a special presentation of the Make a Wish Choice Award by Make a Wish recipient Cosette.

Sep 06, 2019

Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas Walk For Wishes 2020 Chair Announced

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas is pleased to announce Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Centene, as the 2020 chair for its prestigious annual fundraiser, Walk For Wishes.

Aug 23, 2019

People In Business

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Perennial hired Katie Carpenter as executive director. Tonya Johnson was added as development officer for the Farmington Service Center of Presbyterian Children’s Homes & Services. Travis Wilson was named director of economic development for Florissant.

Aug 18, 2019

Wishing on a Ride

Kirksville Daily Express

Getting to sit in the passenger seat of a powerboat is something most people don’t get to experience, but 10-year old Gram Edwards is one of the lucky few. For several years Gram has been able to attend the Wishing on a Ride event held during the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in August where participants get to ride in one of the race boats.

Jul 30, 2019

Gen Con, Make-A-Wish to Bring Missouri Boy to Indy

Inside Indiana Business

Gen Con is partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant a child's wish to come to the convention in Indianapolis Thursday through Sunday. Twelve-year-old Drake Kiderlen of Troy, Missouri, who is battling a Pineal Parenchymal Tumor, will attend Gen Con this year on an all-expenses-paid trip with his family.

Jul 30, 2019

Drake is a 12-year-old who's kicking cancer's butt. His wish is to...


For the first time in its 51 year history, a Make-A-Wish kid's dream will be granted at Gen Con. Drake Kiderlen is a 12-year-old gamer from Troy, Missouri. who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in summer 2018 after bouts of vomiting, severe headaches and crossed eyes sent him to the emergency room. After a mass was found on his brain, Kiderlen was flown to St. Louis Children's Hospital where it was determined that he was suffering from a pineal parenchymal tumor.

Jul 25, 2019

Gen Con and Make-A-Wish® Grant First-of-its-Kind Wish at 2019 Convention

Yahoo! Finance

Gen Con, the largest and longest-running tabletop gaming convention in North America, is partnering with Make-A-Wish® to make a Missouri boy's wish to attend the convention come true at Gen Con 2019 this August 1-4. Twelve-year-old Drake Kiderlen of Troy, MO, who is battling a Pineal Parenchymal Tumor, will attend Gen Con this year on an all-expenses-paid trip with members of his family. Drake's wish will be the first time a wish is granted at Gen Con.

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