At age two, Kate was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal disorder that causes ongoing pain and disruption in her day-to-day activities. Kate remains hopeful about her future and is looking forward to starting high school soon. Her wish was inspired by this momentous occasion.
She could think of no better place to find the perfect graduation dress than the famous West Edmonton Mall. She wished to go there to find a dress that would make her feel confident and ready to celebrate a wonderful milestone.
“It was an amazing experience just to be able to get away and share this with Kate,” says Karen, Kate’s mom. "It was just what she needed to have that confidence for her graduation.”
You still have time to register for these events or consider offering your support by donating to a rappeller or team.
Need some additional fundraising motivation? We have an amazing national fundraising contest! All Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope registered participants who raise $3,000 or more by September 30, 2019 will be automatically entered in a draw to win an incredible getaway to Costa, courtesy of Monograms and WestJet valued at $6,000.
Gearing up for the 48-HOUR RIDE
Make-A-Wish® Québec is gearing up for the 12th annual 48-HOUR RIDE! From September 13 to 15, more than 2,000 cyclists will take to the track in Mirabel, Québec and cycle for 48 hours to grant wishes for children with critical illnesses.
More than 1,600 riders participated in the 48-HOUR RIDE in 2018, raising over 2 million dollars for Make-A-Wish®. The event is reaching new heights this year, with over 350 teams participating. Rain or shine, teams of 6 riders will take turns cycling day and night. It's a challenge, but also an incredible festival where team spirit reigns and the excitement is palpable.
Honda Indy Toronto Raised $120,000
for Make-A-Wish® Canada
More than $120,000 was raised for Make-A-Wish Canada during Honda Indy Toronto weekend. This marks the tenth year Make-A-Wish fundraising efforts were an integral part of race weekend, which has generated over $820,000 to support life-changing wishes.
Chris (bottom two photos) is a past wish recipient who helped launch Make-A-Wish Canada's partnership with the Honda Indy 10 years ago. To celebrate this milestone, Chris joined the Indy parade lap on the final day of the 2019 Honda Indy.
Thank you to Honda Canada Foundation, the Ontario Honda Dealers Association and race fans for their generous support of Make-A-Wish!