Cancer steals childhood. A wish brings it back. Right now, there are thousands of children fighting cancer in Canada. Every day, they face unimaginable challenges. They need you to help remind them what it’s like to be a kid again, because life-changing wishes like Joey's rely on contributions from generous people like you.
This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we need you to give these kids a piece of their childhood back.
The Make-A-Wish Rising Stars Committee Hosts its Signature Event
to Help Grant Life-Changing Wishes
The Make-A-Wish Rising Stars Committee is a group of talented, committed young professional leaders in the Greater Toronto Area dedicated to advancing the mission of Make-A-Wish through volunteerism and fundraising. Through their signature event, A Night Under the Stars, they will raise funds to help grant transformative wishes to courageous children in our region.
The event takes place on November 15, 2019 at the historic Berkeley Church in downtown Toronto. The inaugural A Night Under the Stars gala will bring out the glitz and glamour for a sparkly soirée to brighten the night and make wishes come true for children living with critical illnesses.
To purchase tickets or support the event through sponsorship, click here.
Addisyn Embraces Her Inner Fierceness
Addisyn (or "Addi") is a creative and artistic 12-year-old living with cystic fibrosis. Addi idolizes drag queens, who for her represent freedom to be who they want to be without judgement. Addi wished to travel to Los Angeles to attend RuPaul's DragCon and meet her favourite drag stars. Thanks to support from Kensington Tours & Travel Edge, her fabulous wish came true!
Kensington Tours & Travel Edge are Make-A-Wish® Canada Destination Partners, helping us grant more travel wishes than ever before for kids like Addi.
With your support, 2018 was a very special year — hundreds of wishes were granted and lives were changed forever. Children living with critical illnesses were given a chance to let their imaginations run wild and be kids again. Without you, this wouldn’t have been possible!
As a dedicated member of the Make-A-Wish® community, you played an important role in the work that was accomplished in the past year and what’s to come in the future. We are excited to share the Make-A-Wish Canada 2018 Annual Report so you can see how your compassion and contributions have positively impacted the lives of Canadian children and their families.
With your help, we are moving closer to achieving our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child in Canada.