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World Wish Day 2017

Reaching Every Eligible Child

As we remember the wish that started it all, we ask you to think about what you can do to help make sure that every eligible child has the opportunity to experience the hope and optimism a wish can bring into their lives. Wishes change lives and give critically ill children an edge in conquering their illnesses. Get inspired this World Wish Day and learn how sharing your story can help make wishes come true for future wish children.
I tell everyone - physicians, healthcare providers - I talk to them about how they should incorporate Make-A-Wish into their plan of care. ”

— Lorraine Rodriguez, MSN, FNP, BSN, RN

Wish Alumni Reunions

Alumni Event - Maiya

 Join Us for a Wish Alumni Reunion

You are invited to celebrate World Wish Day with fellow wish alumni families, volunteers, medical professionals and supporters at a local reunion event. Attendees can also learn ways to ensure every eligible child gets a wish of their own. For more information or to sponsor an event in your area, contact the Alumni Manager, Justin Aaron, at or 312.602.9465.

Sunday, April 23
Funway in Batavia
Bringing together Kane County and surrounding areas

Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Edison’s Entertainment Complex in Edwardsville
Bringing together Southern Illinois and Metro East areas

Saturday, April 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Gamma Phi Circus at Bone Student Center, ISU Campus, Normal
Bringing together McLean County and surrounding areas

Saturday, April 29 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Old Orchard Lanes & Links in Champaign
Bringing together Champaign and surrounding areas

Sunday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Navy Pier in Chicago
Bringing together the Greater Chicagoland area

Sunday, April 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Peoria Playhouse Children's Museum in Peoria
Bringing together Peoria County and surrounding areas

Saturday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Discovery Center Museum in Rockford
Bringing together Winnebago County and surrounding areas

World Wish Day is celebrated annually, marking the first wish ever granted. On April 29th, 1980 the community of Phoenix, AZ came together to make Chris Greicius’ wish of being a policeman come true. This day is a global celebration of the hope, strength and joy of a wish.

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Illinois Reunions

Make-A-Wish® Illinois
640 North LaSalle Drive
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 602-9474
Toll Free (800) 978-9474