Atlantic Canada International Air Show Supports Wishes Adult Ticket Sales Help Make Magic HappenFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 – Summerside, PEI: The Atlantic Canada International Air Show presented the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Atlantic Provinces with a donation today at The Air Force Heritage Park in Summerside. On hand to accept a cheque for $4,252 from Air Show Executive Director, Colin Stephenson, was the Perry Family from Summerside.
It was almost one year ago, that Amelia and her mom, Ann, along with three siblings and her aunt, went to Disney World® in Florida. Along with all the fun and excitement, including Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios, the family also had a special treat by attending Mickey’s Very Scary Halloween Party. Nine year old Amelia has a condition known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) which primarily affects her muscles. The joy and memories created by experiencing a wish has a lasting impact on the lives of those touched by the magic and power of a wish.
The generous Air Show donation was made possible through a promotion in partnership with the International Air Show, the Make-A-Wish® Foundation with their national flight partner, WestJet. As well as donating wish flights for kids and families, through the the WestJet Cares for Kids program flights are also donated to assist in fundraising opportunities for Make-A-Wish®. In the case of the 2011 Air Show, held in Summerside on August 27 and 28, a dollar from every adult ticket sold went to Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Provinces. The ticket holders names were put in a draw for a trip for two anywhere WestJet flies.
Executive Director of Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Provinces, Daphne Carter, explains, "It's through individual donations and community partnerships like those forged with the Atlantic Canada International Air Show and WestJet, that we're able to make wishes like Amelia's happen. Our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Air Show, their partners, as well as our flight partner WestJet for helping us continue our life-transforming mission."
The lucky winner Norm Sanford, from Halifax won the WestJet trip.
The mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation is to grant wishes to children
living with life-threatening medical conditions
to enrich the human experience by bringing hope, strength, and joy.
With seven chapters in Canada, the Make-A-Wish® Foundation of the Atlantic Provinces represents our region of the country. All funds raised in our region go towards granting magical wishes to Atlantic Canadian children living with a life-threatening medical condition.
Executive Director, Make-A-Wish® Atlantic Provinces
Cell: (902) 440-6480
Work: 902) 466-9474
Toll Free: 1-877-466-9474