Thursday, April 29, 2010

Make-A-Wish Grants Wishes to Disney-loving kiddos

I have always loved the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Granting extraordinary wishes to children with life-threatening medical problems is pretty inspiring.

This year, the organization made it even more special by inaugurating April 29 as World Wish Day, which commemorates the 30th anniversary of the first granted wish that launched the foundation.

To celebrate, Make-A-Wish collaborated with Disney Stores Worldwide in the largest ever wish-granting day.

And yesterday, the Disney Store in Glendale hosted more than 30 Make-A-Wish kids (above photo) and their families for a morning of shopping and visits from fave Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

That was their wish, and it was granted.

I wish that we could have gone, just to see the smiles on their faces.

This summer, selected Disney Stores will designate a day for 10 percent of the sales to be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The 30th anniversary celebrates the first wish, which was granted in 1980 to a boy named Chris, whose wish was to be a police officer. According to the Make-A-Wish website, the foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes.


In other Make-A-Wish news, Disney star Miley Cyrus made an appearance yesterday at The Grove's celebration of World Wish Day. She was joined by young singers Jordan Pruitt and Mark Ballas.

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