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.
Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope is closing in on the $1 million mark to create transformative wishes for children with critical illnesses! There are Rope for Hope events coming up in three cities: Halifax on Sept. 13, Windsor on Sept. 20, and Ottawa on Sept. 27.
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 Rica, courtesy of Monograms and WestJet valued at $6,000.
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-Wishh® 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.