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Got Your Walk Team Together?
Walk For Wishes ®  is one of our biggest celebrations of the year - a time for our community of wish families, volunteers and supporters to come together, to walk and to raise the money necessary to grant more than 90 wishes this year, right here in our area. And it simply won’t be the same without you. Registration is open and free, and we hope you’ll register your team and get started today!

Walk for Wishes 2019
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy, NY
Aug. 10, 2019

Join us for a morning of family-friendly fun and entertainment, including wish-themed activities, face painting, raffles and more! Plus, you’ll hear inspirational stories from local wish families.

Don't miss out on the fun — register your team today!
Wishmaking Monthly
A Summer of Make-A-Wish Fun Awaits
Jump out of a plane . Go to a concert, festival or baseball game, or perhaps on a motorcycle ride. Play some golf ... and more golf ... and more golf.

If walking is your thing, we have that, too. (See: Above.)

There is a whole summer of fun ahead of you, with a diverse a slate of events and outings on the calendar that will benefit  Make-A-Wish ® Northeast New York .

You can even see national recording artists Jocelyn & Chris Arndt at Presidio Presents Wish Fest in Amsterdam on July 27. And there is more ... much more. Check out the calendar.
Chapter Adds Cullen to Development

Jennifer Cullen has joined the Make-A-Wish Northeast New York development team in the new position of development manager.

The development manager is responsible for the management and growth of: the donor stewardship program and services; the Kids for Wish Kids ® and Wishmakers on Campus ® programs; the chapter’s direct mail program, and all external fundraising events. Cullen will also provide administrative support to the director of development for all internal fundraising events.

Cullen previously served as board liaison/development assistant at Proctors.

A native of Siler City, North Carolina, who grew up in Goshen, New York, Cullen has a Bachelor’s degree in creative arts from Siena College. Her heartfelt wish is to be a presenter at the Tony Awards.
Dominguez Joins Staff, Will Oversee Disney Wishes

As a volunteer wish granter, Karen Dominguez experiences the joy of making wishes come true for children. Now she is excited to join the chapter as the wish coordinator for Disney and Orlando theme park wishes.

Dominguez is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo, and has more than 15 years of experience in working with children and their families at public schools in Florida and New York.

She lives in Latham, New York, with her husband, two daughters and beloved dog. She loves to travel, see Broadway shows and listen to any type of live music. As an avid reader, Dominguez also enjoys a quiet night at home with a good book and a chocolate dessert.

Karen’s heartfelt wish is to travel to every Disney park around the globe!
A Great Deal at Great Escape
Would you like to help a great cause and bring your family members back to Great Escape for 50 percent off the regular ticket price?

Your chance is coming up. On Saturday, July 20, make a $10 donation to Make-A-Wish Northeast New York and, for each ticket purchased, you will receive a half-price discount for your next visit to Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom.

There’s more. Check back for details.
Make-A-Wish Kids Captaining First-Place Empire
Make-A-Wish Northeast New York wish kids have served as honorary captains for each Albany Empire home game this season.

Each game the wish kid is introduced by the public address announcer, and then accompanies a game official to midfield, where the youth conducts the coin toss.

The Empire are in first place in the Arena Football League season. Coincidence, or more proof of the power of a wish? You decide.
Did You Get Your Wishmaker?
Jack and Mac of the Albany Empire did: Did you?

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An Eventful Summer Ahead

As summer gets into full swing, we pause to express our gratitude and appreciation to the more than 20 groups doing fundraisers this summer to benefit our wish kids, from golf tournaments to fishing and skydiving events. Thank you to all of the organizers and participants who are helping us to make wishes come true for children who have critical illnesses. 

I also want to thank everyone in the Greater Capital Region who is sponsoring, recruiting teams, and signing up to participate in our Sixth Annual Walk for Wishes at Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy on Aug. 10. The 2019 Walk is shaping up to be a fantastic celebration of our great mission.


William C. Trigg, III, CEO, Make-A-Wish Northeast New York