Subaru donates more than $3.6 million to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses
PHOENIX, May 6, 2019, /3BL Media/ Make-A-Wish® has announced that the organization has received a $3.6 million donation through the 2018 Subaru Share the Love® Event. The donation is the largest amount that Subaru has generated for Make-A-Wish since becoming a national charity partner recipient eight years ago. Throughout the life of this relationship, Make-A-Wish has received a total of more than $20 million in donations through the Subaru Share the Love Event.
Subaru of America, Inc. recently announced the launch of the 10th annual Share the Love® Event which will, for the seventh year, benefit Make-A-Wish America. Funds raised through the automaker's Share the Love event will help grant more life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses.
Did you know that every 37 minutes, on average, Make-A-Wish® grants a wish to child with a life-threatening medical condition? In 2014 alone, more than 27,000 dedicated volunteers helped grant more than 14,200 wishes – wishes like Madi’s.
Madi, 15, who has cancer, wished to have a modeling portfolio. Madi’s mom, Farnaz, says that the wish experience restored her daughter’s confidence.
10 years ago, Make-A-Wish® granted Bryce's wish to have a bass-fishing boat
More than ten years ago, Make-A-Wish® granted Bryce’s wish to have a bass-fishing boat. Now, Bryce is a 23-year-old graduate and still fondly recalls what his wish meant to him.
At 13, Bryce was in the hospital for chemotherapy treatments and missing the freedom of being outdoors and going fishing. He decided to purposefully schedule his wish day for the day after he finished chemotherapy. This way, he had something to look forward to while he was in the hospital.
Children and families members gathered at the Fort Worth Stockyards Station earlier this month to climb aboard for the 6th annual BNSF Railway Make-A-Wish train ride. Organized for children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions, the event provided an afternoon of enjoyment where the focus is on fun and family, rather than illness.
In anticipation of Halloween, adults and children alike ask themselves: “What do I want to be?” When Make-A-Wish® volunteers met with 7-year-old Aydin to learn what her one true wish would be, she asked herself the same question; and the answer was immediately clear. More than anything, Aydin wanted to be a singer.
We’ve seen almost everything at Make-A-Wish®. Some children wish to go, to be, to have or to meet. But for others, it’s about who they spend their wish with, their dad.
Six-year-old Jason’s wish, “I wish to be like my dad,” captures the importance fathers have in the wish experience and on wish kids as they fight their illness. As another Father’s Day comes, Make-A-Wish would like to recognize fathers for the strength, joy and hope they provide wish kids before, during and after their one true wish gets granted.
Five-year-old wish kid Addy was diagnosed at age four with stage IV cancer. During her long hospital visits, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Addy would spend hours drawing and, when she felt up for it, practicing her singing and dancing. Addy took inspiration from an array of performances by her favorite musicians on YouTube. When she learned she would be granted a wish by Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, she asked to be a pop star performing “Roar” by Katy Perry (her favorite artist).