Hello Friends,
 
Happy 2022! We hope you are doing well. We would like to share some exciting news! As we celebrate our 40th Anniversary on October 8th, 2022, we have launched a 40 for 40 Campaign. Our goal is to raise $400,000, which will help us grant 40 wishes to children while also supporting their families.

We never could have imagined that $8.6 million worth of Wishes (close to 1,700) would be granted since 1982. We could not have done this without the tremendous support of this community, leaders on the Board of Directors, and incredible staff that have always been passionately focused on helping to grant wishes. 
Much has changed in forty years. Back in the 80’s and 90’s nearly 60% of our Wish Children passed away and their Wish experience provided families with cherished, lasting memories. Today, thanks to modern technology, medical advancements and innovative protocols, more than 90% of our Wish Children are surviving. Yet despite these improvements, we still see nearly half of our Wish Children courageously enduring cancer diagnoses and difficult treatments while our other Wish Children bravely battle rare diseases that are life-threatening, cannot be cured, and will last their lifetime. That is why we expanded our Mission to not only grant Wishes, but also to help families when they are struggling emotionally and financially - before, during and after their Child’s Wish is granted. The Wish Family model that we have created provides holistic support and a warm embrace so that families can thrive during this difficult time.

Your support of our 40 for 40 Campaign will allow us to grant Wishes, which cost on average $5,000 - $7,000 per family; fund the Wish of Wellness Program for families, which includes support groups focused on family wellness; and support the Meghan Duffy Hardship Fund, which provides emergency financial assistance to Wish Families that are struggling to pay their monthly bills and also provides funding for needed groceries and supplies.

Here's how you can help make a difference:
  1. Contribute to the 40 for 40 Campaign
  2. Attend Our Events - Don’t Miss Our Wish Dance
  3. Save The Date - October 8th - Our 40th Anniversary Gala
  4. A Wish Come True Golf Tournament - Date to be determined

We thank you for your continued support and are excited to work together to make our 40th year our best year yet!


Kind regards,
Mary-Kate O’Leary, MA
Executive Director