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About Us

Every year, nearly 1,200 children in Illinois are newly diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Make-A-Wish® believes that wishes are an important part of the overall care and treatment of these children. Each wish offers the opportunity for a joyous, life-changing experience.

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Our Story

The Make-A-Wish® Story

How We Came to Be
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Our Chapter

Since 1985, Make-A-Wish Illinois has granted more than 13,000 wishes to children across the state with the support of 1,400 volunteers and numerous donors and other supporters.

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Internship and employment opportunities at Make-A-Wish Illinois

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  • "The journey with Whitney's cancer battle not only took away from her day to day life, but the whole family's as well... Being in Hawaii is amazing, but being together all the time as a family was more amazing! ...Thank you more than words can express. It was clear to her that this trip, for our family, was to celebrate her surviving cancer thus far." - Wish mom, Joey
Make-A-Wish® Illinois
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Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
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