Make-A-Wish is making a concerted effort in April- in part to celebrate World Wish Day on April 29- to raise dollars and airline miles to fund airline tickets for wishes that involve travel.
Each year, Make-A-Wish grants nearly 14,000 life-changing wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. These wish experiences can be pivot points in the course of a child's treatment,, making them feel better and in some cases, even helping them getbetter. A wish-cole-true strengthens families, provides moments of happiness and inspiration, and helps create strong community bonds.
Nearly 75 percent of wishes require air travel, making it a critical- and costly- resource. In fact, approximately 50,000 airline tickets, the equivalent of 2.5 billion airlines miles or $37.5 million, are needed each year to get wish kids and their families to and from these incredible experiences.
Listeners can donate dollars or airline miles at wish.org/tickets. It's quick and easy. All they need is their frequent flier mileage account number and typical personal information. Donated miles never expire.