May 2019
Wishes make a difference to kids living with critical illnesses
In 2017, Liam, 15, wished to visit Walt Disney World where he and his family had the time of their lives. They were also moved by the people they met on their trip. "Liam has become inspired to 'pay it forward' by returning to Give Kids The World Village one day himself to volunteer," said his parents. "This trip meant much more to our family than just a trip to theme parks. This kind of undertaking takes a huge amount of work and organization, and we are so appreciative."

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month and Brain Tumour Awareness Month . When children are battling a critical illness, so much of the joy of childhood is taken away from them — it is exhausting, both emotionally and physically.

Liam's dad Peter noted, "Life with cystic fibrosis is not easy. It's hard on so many levels. There are the hours of treatment each day, the multitude of pills and then there's living with the knowledge that, while science continues to make breakthroughs, you do live with a life limiting disease. It's wonderful that Make-A-Wish shares happiness and hope with kids who have been dealt a rough hand in life."

Thank you for all you do to make wishes happen for kids like Liam!
Happy Nomming
On May 4, the family of Martine Partridge launched her cookbook Happy Nomming , and are donating all proceeds from its sales to Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta.

M artine passed away in 2017 after a brave battle with cancer, and chose Make-A-Wish as the benefitting charity of her legacy project. She noted that by providing life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, Make-A-Wish provides a chance for kids to embrace their futures and dream big.

We are touched by Martine's legacy gift. You can order Happy Nomming by clicking here .
You Can Leave A Meaningful Legacy
May is Leave a Legacy Month. Legacy projects (like Happy Nomming ) or planning to include a gift in your will to Make-A-Wish ®  ensures that future generations of wish children and their families benefit from life-changing wishes. A wish can be an important turning point for a child living with a critical illness, helping them see that anything is possible – especially the future.
Still time to register for Rope For Hope!

Edmonton - July 10, 2019 | Red Deer - July 20, 2019
Be brave like our wish kids and sign up for Rope For Hope! There are only three simple steps: fundraise, rappel, grant wishes! Raise a miminum of $1,500 and you can go over the edge of Edmonton's Coast Edmonton Plaza or Red Deer's Stantec Executive Place.

All Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope registered participants who raise $3,000 or more by September 30, 2019 will be automatically entered in a draw to win an incredible  getaway to Costa Rica , courtesy of Monograms and WestJet valued at $6,000!
Upcoming Events
Hope Run
Rundle Park | August 24, 2019
Hope Run is back for it's 4th year!
Sign up now for the 2.5km walk or the 5km walk/run, and raise money for wishes!
Hope Run is a family friendly event, with events suitable for all activity levels. Register today!
Foam Fest
Red Deer - June 22, 2019
Leduc - July 6, 2019
This obstacle course-based fun run is an exciting challenge for all ages!
To volunteer for Foam Fest or Rope For Hope, contact Kim Matthews at
780-444-9474 ext. 6209, email kim.matthews@makeawish.ca, or click below!