Kai's wish is a home run!
A 17-year-old living with a brain tumour, Kai is truly a renaissance man. His favourite places include anywhere there are sporting events or famous artwork, and his love for hockey and baseball is matched equally by his interest in history and travel. When given the opportunity for a wish, Kai could think of nothing better than combining his favourite things — meeting the New York Yankees in the incredible city of New York.
 
Kai's trip to New York was everything he thought it would be and more. He met the Yankees and toured behind the scenes at Yankee Stadium, he watched the Yankees face the Toronto Blue Jays, and he toured the best spots in New York City.

"Kai truly enjoyed the experience and was thrilled—and a little humbled—by how special everyone treated him," say Kai's parents. "He and all of us savoured each day as we knew it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

Kai's wish was made possible by our YPAC (Young Professional Advisory Council) and the experience left Kai and his family with an appreciation for all those who make wishes possible. "We still can't believe Kai and our family was given this gift. You have touched our family deeply and we will never forget the experience. We now really, truly understand why this symbol of hope means so much to kids and families during a very scary time."
Register NOW for Hope Run 2019
2.5K & 5K | Rundle Park | August 24, 2019
Hope Run is back for it's 4th year! This family-friendly event will feature a DJ, a photo booth, snacks and a wish kid lemonade stand, and some great race prizes! Register for either the 2.5K walk or 5K walk/run.
  • First runner in the 5K will get a pair of CUSTOM Hope Run Nike runners
  • Build a team of 5+ or 10+ people and get a discount on registration
  • Top Fundraiser wins a SONY portable bluetooth speaker

Every dollar raised at Hope Run will help make transformative wishes come true for a child in your community. Get your friends or family together and sign up now!
Volunteer Spotlight
Names: Leah & Morgan
Volunteer Position: Wish Granting Assistants
Highlights: Leah and Morgan recently reached a big milestone: they've helped make 25 wishes come true!

We love our volunteers! People like Leah and Morgan make wishes come true every day by giving us their time and dedication.
Calendar of Wishes Sponsorship Available
Get involved with wishes this holiday season by sponsoring a door on our larger-than-life advent calendar. Each day in December we open an door and reveal a wish that has been granted this year. Located outdoors at Abbey Glen Park and indoors at Commerce Place, the Calendar of Wishes is a whimsical and inspiring installation. Become a part of it today!