CCHA Celebrates World Wish Day With Make-A-Wish

POST DATE: 4.29.22

As far as we’re concerned, there's a reason to celebrate — today is World Wish Day!

World Wish Day is an annual Make-A-Wish® event that commemorates more than 40 years of granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. World Wish Day takes place on April 29 every year, marking the anniversary of the wish that inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish®.

The organization traces its inspiration to Christopher James Greicius, an energetic 7-year-old boy battling leukemia who wishes to be a police officer. In 1980, his Phoenix community came together to make his wish come true. Little did Chris know that his wish would create a movement that would transform millions of lives.

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Make-A-Wish® grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. By joining a caring community of people who improve the lives of children battling critical illnesses, you have the unique ability to transform a child and family's life during some of their most difficult trials.

Today, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana has granted almost 19,000 life-changing wishes to children battling critical illnesses. Wishes that give families hope through dark times, strength to persevere and experiences that forever change their lives. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has granted more than 520,000 wishes worldwide.

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CCHA encourages you to get active this World Wish Day or anytime, by donating, showing your support, or even streaming for wishes.

If you know of a child who could benefit from getting involved with Make-A-Wish®, you can learn more about eligibility, opportunities and next steps here.