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Make-A-Wish(R) Canada Celebrates World Wish Day(R) with Surprise Wish Reveal at The King Edward Hotel

Apr 24 2013 12:00AM

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TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/13 -- On April 29th Make-A-Wish® is hosting a Princess and Superhero Tea Party at The King Edward Hotel to recognize World Wish Day, a global celebration of wish granting, and to surprise one special wish child about her upcoming wish.

As part of celebrations, four-year-old wish child Chloe who suffers from cystic fibrosis will learn that her wish to meet Rapunzel will come true this fall. Chloe loves princesses, but her favourite character truly is Rapunzel. She told wish grantors that meeting Rapunzel is her one true wish and that she "can't wait to go to her house to meet her!"

Chloe's wish reveal is one of many celebrations and promotions taking place leading up to and on World Wish Day, the anniversary of the wish that inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish more than 30 years ago.

In further recognition of World Wish Day iconic Canadian landmarks will join the celebration.

The CN Tower will be lit up blue and white the evening of April 29th, including a light show running for 8 minutes at the top of every hour, and Niagara Falls will be illuminated blue, in 15-minute durations at 9p.m., 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Throughout the month of April, Make-A-Wish chapters have granted wishes in honour of the anniversary and national corporate sponsors have coordinated special World Wish Day promotions, including LS travel retail North America and Brooks Brothers. To learn more about World Wish Day visit: www.makeawish.ca/worldwishday.

The tea party at The King Edward Hotel also kicks off Make-A-Wish's partnership with Skyline Hotels & Resorts, as well as, Make-A-Wish Canada's celebration of 30 years of granting more than 5,000 magical wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in communities across the country.

Media are invited to join us at our World Wish Day® Celebration and Chloe's Wish Reveal:

- WHEN: Monday, April 29, 2013 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Surprise wish reveal to take place at 5:15 p.m. sharp- WHERE: The King Edward Hotel Victoria's Restaurant 37 King St E, Toronto, M5C 1E9- WHO: Wish child Chloe Other wish children and families Make-A-Wish and Skyline Hotels & Resorts staff- WHY: World Wish Day commemorates the anniversary of the wish that inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish.



About World Wish Day®

April 29 is World Wish Day, a global celebration of wish granting. It celebrates the day seven-year-old Chris Greicius received his wish to be a police officer for the day, inspiring the creation of Make-A- Wish® and the organization's global wish-granting movement. To learn more please visit: www.worldwish.org/shareyourwish.

About Make-A-Wish® Canada

Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast-to-coast. This year, Make-A-Wish Canada is celebrating its 30th anniversary and granting more than 5,000 wishes to children in need. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish is the largest wish- granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 300,000 children since 1980. For more information please visit www.makeawish.ca.



Contacts:
Make-A-Wish Canada
Whitney Gillen
Officer, Communications & Marketing
416.224.9474 ext. 111
whitney.gillen@makeawish.ca

Make-A-Wish Canada
Elissa Schmidt (Event day)
Mobile: 647 966 2313
www.makeawish.ca





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