Make-A-Wish is once again proud to be a charity partner of the TCS New York City Marathon!
Team Make-A-Wish is adding more meaning to their miles by being apart of a powerful community that is running to make wishes come true! Runners will participate in the 50th Anniversary of the world’s largest and most popular marathon while spreading the mission of Make-A-Wish.
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 Caroline Ver Planck at firstname.lastname@example.org.