June 2018
Wish kid Alex is 6 years old and living with leukemia. When he wished to go to Walt Disney World® Resort in 2017, it was to meet his hero, Spider-Man. But according to Alex's dad Darren, it's Alex who is the real hero.

"As fathers we feel the need to protect our children, knowing we would go to battle with anything that threatens them. But what do we do when a doctor tells us our child has cancer? Most fathers already feel defeated at these words, because we can't be the super hero our kids think we are. We often hide what we feel because we need to be strong and carry on, but the truth is we are more lost than our children. And we learn quickly that it is no longer us protecting them. Instead they become the foundation on which we stand."

Alex handles his condition with such understanding and acceptance that Darren sometimes wonders what he can do to help. "I can't fight his cancer for him, but I can make sure no harm comes to him. I can be mindful and educated about his medications and procedures. I will intervene if something is amiss, and I will never doubt him when he tells me something is wrong. As a wish dad, you are doing the most important job of your life right now, raising your child through the roughest time of theirs."

As we approach Father's Day, we salute wish dads like Darren. We are reminded every day of your strength and courage, and are grateful that you share your kids with us!
Marley's wish brings back the happy

When she and her family left on their wish trip in 2012, Marley was 4-years-old and had never been on a plane before. Living with a neurological disorder, Marley's deep love of Tinker Bell lead to a trip that her family describes as the most amazing gift ever.

Wishes exist because of you, our donors, partners and supporters. Thank you for all you've done to make the last 20 years of wish granting possible.
Make-A-Wish Summer Events
The school year may be winding down, but we're just gearing up for a summer full of great events! You can rappel, golf, or run your way through the summer while raising funds for Make-A-Wish.
Foam Fest Red Deer & Leduc
We've partnered with the 5km Foam Fest , a one-of-a-kind obstacle course-based fun run featuring mud pits, an inflatable water slide and, of course, plenty of foam! The Red Deer event takes place June 23; Foam Fest Leduc is July 7.

River Valley Range Party
Looking for something fun and different to do on Canada Day? Check out t he River Valley Range Party , taking place July 1 at Victoria Driving Range.

Rope For Hope
Edmonton & Red Deer
Our annual rappelling event, Rope For Hope, takes place July 11 in Edmonton and July 21 in Red Deer. Register now to rappel, or support one of our participants!

Hope Run 2018
Mark your calendars, Hope Run is back! The annual 5km Walk/10km Run takes place August 25. Last year this event raised over $70,000 for Make-A-Wish!

Golf Classic 2018
The 20th Anniversary Make-A-Wish Golf Classic, presented by  The
Co-operators  &  Boston Pizza   took place on June 6 and raised a total of $270,000! Thanks to all the golfers and sponsors who took part and helped make the day a sunny success! We are so grateful for our very devoted Golf Classic committee; two decades of dedication by this group has helped raise over $3 million! We cannot grant wishes without the support of the community. Thank you!
Get involved!
Are you interested in volunteering? Do you know someone who is? A wish engages entire communities in life-changing moments—join this caring community of people that help make wishes possible. Your time can help transform the life of a child with a critical illness.