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Sep 21, 2017

Images Arizona: Mya

Mya enjoys a tropical family getaway on her wish trip

Images Arizona

It may not be immediately apparent, but 11-year-old Mya, a sixth grader diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, is a lucky girl. She's among the few with the incurable, progressive, genetic disease who a new drug works on and in May, was granted a wish by Make-A-Wish Arizona!

May 09, 2017

William's wish to be a cowboy

Boy who beat cancer goes to dude ranch thanks to Make-A-Wish


A 9-year-old who battled cancer will get to go on the trip of a lifetime and live out his dream to spend time with a dream cowboy.
After battling lymphoma for two years, William's doctor said he is cancer-free at his check-up in February. And to celebrate, Make-A-Wish Arizona is sending William, his 12 siblings, and parents to the Tanque Verde Ranch for a week.

May 09, 2017


Keyla, 6, deseó visitar Walt Disney World

Contacto Total Magazine

Keyla was born with congenital abnormalities and doctors didn't give her much hope. Keyla, along with her parents and older brother traveled to Disney to meet her favorite characters and throughout the five days she was there she was the star of the show. After this experience her parents hope Keyla improves on her treatment and has a better quality of life.

May 01, 2017

100 Best Companies in Arizona

BestCompaniesAZ names Make-A-Wish Arizona one of the '100 Best Companies'


Make-A-Wish Arizona is honored to be named one of the "100 Best Arizona Companies" by BestCompaniesAZ as part of their 15th anniversary serving Arizona's business community. Make-A-Wish is recognized within the category of “Best of Heart”, which honors companies that build strong relationships with employees, customers, and the community demonstrating how much they care.

Apr 20, 2017

Make-A-Wish se reúnen con medios hispanos para promover su labor de amor

Oscars wish is granted to go to Disneyland


Con apenas 7 años Oscar fue diagnosticado con cáncer, su sueño era conocer Disneyland y gracias a la fundación “Make a wish” pudo lograrlo, al igual que cientos de niños enfermos que han logrado materializar sus sueños con este apoyo.

Apr 14, 2017

Jadin, 15, wished to be a sea turtle zookeeper.

Wish kid Jadin takes trip of a lifetime to hang out with sea turtles

12 News

A very special Valley family is on their way to Houston for a Make-A-Wish Arizona trip of a lifetime on Southwest Airlines. Jadin's love of sea turtles is the reason they're all heading to The Lone Star State. Jadin's doctor recommended her as a Make-A-Wish candidate because lived with cystic fibrosis her entire life, and has to endure medical treatments every day. On her trip, Jadin will have the chance to become a zookeeper for the day, helping to care for sea turtles.

Apr 12, 2017

Elizabeth Reich recognized as one of Phoenix Business Journal's 2017 Outstanding Women in Business.

Make-A-Wish Arizona CEO recognized as 2017 Outstanding Woman in Business

Phoenix Business Journal

Elizabeth Reich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Arizona, was recognized as one of the Phoenix Business Journal's 2017 Outstanding Women in Business.

Mar 17, 2017

Make-A-Wish se reúnen con medios hispanos para promover su labor de amor

Make-A-Wish se reúnen con medios hispanos para promover su labor de amor

Panorama Online

Directivos de la fundación Make-A-Wish se reúnen con medios hispanos para promover su labor de amor y esperanza: Recientemente voceros de esta noble fundación se reunieron con varios medios hispanos del Valle, entre ellos Panorama Online, para continuar dando a conocer sus proyectos, pero sobre todo la necesidad que existe de que más voluntarios que hablen español se vinculen a Make-A-Wish con el fin de ayudar a llevar a cabo su labor de hacer realidad los deseos de niños.

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!

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Hollie Costello
Director of Public Relations & Marketing

2901 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Phone: (602) 343-9434
Cell: (480) 226-4329
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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 Brenna Stewart, Development and Event 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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