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Jan 10, 2017

Dunkin' Donuts grand opening benefiting Make-A-Wish Arizona

Dunkin' Donuts grand opening benefits Make-A-Wish Arizona

AZ Big Media

To celebrate the grand opening of its first Downtown Phoenix location, Dunkin' Donuts is offering 50 cent cups of medium hot and iced coffee from Wednesday, Jan. 11 to Friday, Jan. 13. For each sale of medium hot and iced coffee, 100 percent of the proceeds during the first three days will be donated to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Jan 05, 2017

Vonn wished to meet Santa Claus at the North Pole

7-year-old Vonn visits Arizona for wish to meet Santa Claus

Global News

When 7-year-old Vonn was thinking of his wish, he could only think of one: He wished to meet Santa Claus. Diagnosed with a hematologic disorder, Vonn regularly visits the hospital for blood tests and travels the country meeting specialists. But in mid-December, Make-A-Wish treated Vonn's family to the North Pole Experience in Arizona. He even got a skateboard as an early Christmas present!

Dec 15, 2016

Cancer survivor finds out wish to have his book published will be granted

Cancer survivor finds out wish to have his book published will be granted

Tucson News Now

Wish kid Austin, who has always dreamed of publishing a book, began keeping a journal when he was diagnosed with stage-four non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 15 years old. While undergoing a year of chemotherapy treatments, his writing eventually led to an idea for a novel. Austin, who is now cancer-free, learned during a surprise reveal at his school that his wish to have his book published is coming true!

Dec 07, 2016

Now in remission, Lucas is granted the wish of a lifetime

Now in remission, Lucas is granted the wish of a lifetime

Fox 10

At age 3, Lucas was diagnosed with leukemia, but today it's all smiles as he learns his Make-A-Wish Arizona wish is granted! Lucas' wish is to go to Universal Studios to have a meet-and-greet with Spongebob Squarepants. So Make-A-Wish Arizona threw him an ice cream party with all his friends to tell him the good news. But it's hard to tell who's more excited, Lucas or his wish granters, who got to see his reaction to his wish come true.

Dec 03, 2016

Christmas on Comstock

Christmas on Comstock kicks off, benefiting Make-A-Wish Arizona

12 News

One well-known Gilbert neighborhood's Christmas-lights display started Thursday night. Located near Elliot and Higley roads, "Christmas on Comstock" won the $50,000 grand prize during ABC'S "The Great Christmas Light Fight" last year. The 13 adjacent homes feature more than 110,000 lights, 50,000 feet of wire, 300-plus strobes, and various snow machines and other attractions spread out among the block, with all donations benefiting Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Dec 01, 2016

Nikolas, 6, wished to meet the Pope.

Nikolas' heartfelt wish to meet Pope Francis is granted

12 News

A rare, big wish is beginning to come true for a Valley boy who has gone through more than 10 surgeries. Nikolas, who has lived a life full of medical emergencies, found out his wish to meet Pope Francis is granted! In fact, Nikolas said it was his angels who encouraged him to pick his wish.

Nov 30, 2016

Macy's Believe campaign kicks off at Coyote Ridge Elementary

Macy's Believe campaign kicks off at Coyote Ridge Elementary

Glendale Star

As the season of giving begins, Make-A-Wish Arizona has once again partnered with the students and staff at Coyote Ridge Elementary to kick off the 9th annual Macy's Believe campaign. From the beginning of November through Dec. 24, “Believers” of all ages can mail a letter to Santa at the big red letterbox at any local Macy’s store, or online at For every letter received, in store or online, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish.

Nov 05, 2016

Elijah, 11, had no idea what would happen Thursday morning inside his classroom. An assembly called by the staff of Burke Basic School was for him.

Wish kid Elijah surprised in classroom that his wish is coming true

12 News

Elijah, 11, had no idea what would happen Thursday morning inside his classroom. An assembly called by the staff of Burke Basic School was for him. When he and his peers went outside they saw Darth Vader, who is Elijah's favorite movie character. He then was told his wish was coming true to go on a Disney cruise.

Oct 13, 2016

Saguaro swimmer battles back from cancer

Wish kid Jamie shares her battle back from cancer

AZ Central

While gradually growing her hair back after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation the past two years, wish kid Jamie is a freshman swimming for the first time. She does the 50-yard freestyle, the 100 backstroke and relays, mostly in smaller dual meets. For the big invitationals, she is the team’s biggest cheerleader, everybody’s inspiration. Her cancer is now in remission.

Oct 12, 2016

Kaylee named honorary firefighter

Young cancer survivor named honorary firefighter


A young cancer survivor got the surprise of her life when Rural Metro firefighters showed up at her house and named her an honorary firefighter. Kaylee, 13, has been battling leukemia but is now in remission. Imagine Kaylee’s surprise when she answered a knock at her door Monday and found herself face to face with a trio of Rural Metro firefighters. Representing the “Spirit of a Hero” in her battle with cancer, Kaylee was named an honorary firefighter by Rural Metro Fire Crew Station 842.

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Plan your fundraiser for wish kids!

Make-A-Wish Arizona always loves new, creative ways to raise funds for future Arizona wish kids. 

Share with us your plans for a fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish Arizona by contacting Erin Mortensen, External Events Manager.

Whenever a group or individual is proposing to raise funds for our organization, our national office requires the completion of the Special Event Proposal and Licensing Agreement before you can associate Make-A-Wish with the event, so please contact the chapter to discuss your event idea. 

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