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.”
Thank you to our generous partner, Dave & Buster's Oakville, for supporting Kate's transformational wish experience.
This month, Govan Brown hosts Cureapalooza, an incredible charity concert in support of Make-A-Wish® Toronto & Central Ontario, Canadian Cancer Society and Music Heals Canada. Govan Brown is a full service, national construction management firm specializing in commercial interiors for the corporate, retail, and hospitality markets. The team at Govan Brown puts a strong emphasis on contributing to charitable initiatives through fundraising, volunteering, and sponsorship.
Cureapalooza takes place Thursday, August 22 at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto with Metric and the The Elwins. Get your Cureapalooza tickets today.
Princess Ball Toronto Raises Nearly
$70,000 for Make-A-Wish
Past wish recipient, Avalon, and boom 97.3 host (and The Princess Ball MC), Stu Jeffries.
Thank you to Wishes for Olivia and the The Princess Ball Toronto organizers for supporting Make-A-Wish! In April, attendees of the annual Princess Ball raised more than $66,000 to help grant life-changing wishes in our region. Thanks to everyone who made this possible!
Learn more about the event and get on the early bird ticket list.
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 help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
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!