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Aug 01, 2014

Rylan helps kick off OMEGA campaign at the Go Mart in Nutter Fort, WV

OMEGA, Make-A-Wish Launch Statewide Campaign


The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association, also known as OMEGA, has launched a statewide campaign to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation, and it's making dreams come true $1 at a time.

Jul 22, 2014

Matthew with McCutchen

Colo. Boy With Life-Threatening Tumor Gets Wish To Meet Cutch

KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh

A 12-year-old boy, with a life-threatening tumor, longed to see a game in PNC Park, and maybe meet a player or two. The Make-a-Wish Foundation made his wish come true.

Jul 22, 2014

Matthew receives a personalized jersey

12-year-old boy signed as newest Pittsburgh Pirate during Make-A-Wish event

WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh

A 12-year-old Colorado boy is the newest member of the Pittsburgh Pirates after his Make-A-Wish came true.

Jul 22, 2014

Matthew and Andrew McCutchen | JENNA SHELENBERGER/PIRATES

Cutch, Pirates make 12-year-old's wish come true

Pittsburgh Pirates

Matthew, a 12-year-old who has been diagnosed with Germinoma, had his dreams play out in front of him as he not only met his favorite player, but signed a one-day contract, got his own jersey and locker in the Pirates' clubhouse and threw out the first pitch before the Bucs faced the Dodgers on Tuesday night. The team partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make the events possible.

Jul 22, 2014

A happy Matthew on his Pirates wish day

Boy battling cancer has wish come true at PNC Park

WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Pirates, along with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater PA and WV, hosted 12-year-old Matthew Beichner Tuesday at PNC Park.

Jul 21, 2014

WDTV covers Shania's wish for a bicycle and Chris Rupp's ride to WV

Modified Bicycle Gives Local Girl Second Chance To Ride


Summertime means outdoor activities, and if you're a kid that means riding bikes. But one girl from Elkins will now have that opportunity thanks to a local organization that makes dreams come true.

Jul 21, 2014

WBOY covers Shania's wish for a bicycle and Chris Rupp's ride to WV

Make-A-Wish Helps Local Girl Be Able to Continue Her Favorite Hobby


A local girl, Shania, only has one wish after being diagnosed with her medical condition, and that is to be able to ride her bike with her brothers again.

Jul 21, 2014

Chris Rupp with wish kid Tiffany

Tiffany Andrew gets star treatment in Parkersburg

Parkersburg News and Sentinel

A young cancer patient got her wish Sunday to go on a shopping spree around town as a Wisconsin firefighter who is bicycling across the United States to bring attention to the Make-A-Wish Foundation rode into Parkersburg.

Jul 21, 2014

Chris Rupp helps make a child's wish come true in Parkersburg, WV

Man Biking for Make-A-Wish Stops in Parkersburg

WTAP NBC | FOX Parkersburg | WIYE CBS 47

A Seattle fireman biking his way across the country makes a stop in Parkersburg and for a great cause.

Jul 21, 2014

Xander starts the Seattle Sounders soccer game

Xander Bailey starts in Seattle

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The 18-year-old soccer player from Bluefield took the field in Seattle, in front of 55,349 people, as a starter for the Sounders of Major League Soccer in an international friendly match with the Tottenham Hotspurs of the English Premier League.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc.
The Gulf Tower
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Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938
(412) 471-9474
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