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Big Ten Golf Classic, Donor of the Month

Big Ten Golf Classic
The Big Ten Golf Classic has been working with Make-A-Wish Arizona for nearly 30 years. David Hocevar, chairman since 1993, is responsible for coordinating the event, working with schools and alumni, and donating money raised to their scholarship fund and to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Jun 30, 2020

Big Ten Golf Classic, Donor of the Month

Big Ten Golf Classic
The Big Ten Golf Classic has been working with Make-A-Wish Arizona for nearly 30 years. David Hocevar, chairman since 1993, is responsible for coordinating the event, working with schools and alumni, and donating money raised to their scholarship fund and to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Volunteer of the Month, Shantel Madsen

Shantel with wish granting partner Amy
When Shantel Madsen moved to Arizona with her kids a few years ago, she was looking for a new opportunity.

May 22, 2020

Volunteer of the Month, Shantel Madsen

Shantel with wish granting partner Amy
When Shantel Madsen moved to Arizona with her kids a few years ago, she was looking for a new opportunity.

Volunteer for more than 20 years helps kids create joyous memories

“These wish experiences have let me know how much goodness there is in the world.”

Feb 24, 2020

Volunteer for more than 20 years helps kids create joyous memories

“These wish experiences have let me know how much goodness there is in the world.”

Volunteer of the Month, Rose Provencio

Rose Provencio is the February 2020 volunteer of the month
Rose Provencio, a wish granter of two years, has experienced childhood cancer firsthand with her family and now her passion is helping other kids facing critical illnesses discover their one true wish.

Feb 06, 2020

Volunteer of the Month, Rose Provencio

Rose Provencio is the February 2020 volunteer of the month
Rose Provencio, a wish granter of two years, has experienced childhood cancer firsthand with her family and now her passion is helping other kids facing critical illnesses discover their one true wish.

October Volunteer of the Month, Rosette Abud

Rosette Abud is the October 2019 Volunteer of the Month
Rosette’s passion for giving back and serving others began at an early age.

Oct 16, 2019

October Volunteer of the Month, Rosette Abud

Rosette Abud is the October 2019 Volunteer of the Month
Rosette’s passion for giving back and serving others began at an early age.

Flagstaff case manager aims to help her community, one wish at a time

Flagstaff case manager aims to help her community, one wish at a time
Ashley Peak’s efforts to serve her community go above and beyond her work as a case manager at Children’s Rehabilitative Services in Flagstaff.

Aug 12, 2019

Flagstaff case manager aims to help her community, one wish at a time

Flagstaff case manager aims to help her community, one wish at a time
Ashley Peak’s efforts to serve her community go above and beyond her work as a case manager at Children’s Rehabilitative Services in Flagstaff.

Child life specialist starts her career by referring wish children

Elena, a certified child life specialist at Phoenix Children's Hospital
Elena Rabago, a certified child life specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, has become a source of emotional support for many kids and families in the dialysis center over the past year.

Mar 20, 2019

Child life specialist starts her career by referring wish children

Elena, a certified child life specialist at Phoenix Children's Hospital
Elena Rabago, a certified child life specialist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, has become a source of emotional support for many kids and families in the dialysis center over the past year.

Phoenix Children's Hospital social worker has referred nearly 300 wish kids

Caley with a wish kid
Two weeks after she started her job as a social worker, Caley Nelson began to refer children and families to Make-A-Wish Arizona. Since then, Caley has celebrated 13 years as a pediatric oncology social worker at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and has referred 297 children.

Mar 12, 2019

Phoenix Children's Hospital social worker has referred nearly 300 wish kids

Caley with a wish kid
Two weeks after she started her job as a social worker, Caley Nelson began to refer children and families to Make-A-Wish Arizona. Since then, Caley has celebrated 13 years as a pediatric oncology social worker at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and has referred 297 children.

Local artist uses her unique talents to bring wishes to life

“I’ve been painting for more than 20 years and my husband is an architect and a muralist, so we decided to put our talents together.”
Irma Lopez is known for her beautiful art, from painted murals to 3D designs. When she heard about Make-A-Wish Arizona at a business event, Irma decided to use her unique talents to bring wishes to life.

Feb 13, 2019

Local artist uses her unique talents to bring wishes to life

“I’ve been painting for more than 20 years and my husband is an architect and a muralist, so we decided to put our talents together.”
Irma Lopez is known for her beautiful art, from painted murals to 3D designs. When she heard about Make-A-Wish Arizona at a business event, Irma decided to use her unique talents to bring wishes to life.

7 reasons to become a volunteer

7 reasons to become a volunteer
Volunteering with Make-A-Wish Arizona could be the perfect option for you, but don’t take it from us! Hear what some of our amazing volunteers have to say about being a Wish Granter.

Jan 23, 2019

7 reasons to become a volunteer

7 reasons to become a volunteer
Volunteering with Make-A-Wish Arizona could be the perfect option for you, but don’t take it from us! Hear what some of our amazing volunteers have to say about being a Wish Granter.

Send a message of hope

With many of our wishes postponed, we want you to help keep our wish kids’ spirits high! Write, video or photograph yourself sharing a message of hope and post to any of our Make-A-Wish Arizona social media channels at @makeawishaz (tag @makeawisharizona on Instagram) and use the hashtag #WishesAreWaiting.

You can help bring hope to a child who needs it!

Send a Message of Hope

About this Blog

Make-A-Wish Arizona is the founding chapter of Make-A-Wish, the international wish granting organization. Our chapter grants incredible wishes every day for Arizona children with critical illnesses. We want to share the stories of our wishes -- and the inspiration, creativity, imagination and life-affirming enthusiasm that they bring -- with you.

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