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Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York

"Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses."

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Make-A-Wish is proud to have been chosen by the New York Road Runners as a charity partner for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. The five dedicated runners supporting our mission will complete 26.2 mile course on November 3, 2019 and must raise a minimum of $4,000 for our wish kids. 

Make-A-Wish’s mission is that together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish isn’t just a nice, heartwarming experience. It’s a necessity that gives kids the mental stamina to face their illness and fight it. Wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with a critical illness. Every one of these kids needs a wish to give them strength and help them heal.

To date, Make-A-Wish Metro and Western New York has granted over 14,000 wishes to children in the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau county and 17 counties in the Buffalo and Rochester areas!

To learn more about our mission and ways to get involved with Make-A-Wish please visit metrony.wish.org. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Leighann Buscemi at lbuscemi@metrony.wish.org or Jennifer Jung at jjung@metrony.wish.org.