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WPXZ-FM 1041

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WPXZ in Punxsutawney, PA, first got its start with the Light Up A Child's Life® campaign in December of 1992. It is the sister station to WISH in Pittsburgh and under the direction of the station manager at the time, Chris Lash, and local Punxsutawney doctor Joe Kernich, the campaign began. Because of the wonderful supporters in the area, the Make-A-Wish® Punxsutawney regional office was then formed. In 1992, the campaign raised approximately $11,000 and now raises more than $75,000 each year.

  • Punxsy Christian School stopped by campaign to sing songs from their Christmas program for campaign.

  • Devin Mesoraco, an all-star catcher for the Cincinnatti Reds, supports Make-A-Wish campaign year after year and Sserved coffee to donors and fans at Caterina's in Punxsutawney as part of the campaign.

  • Andy from the Brookville Eagles Club donated $3,900 to Make-A-Wish.

  • Emma Dale made paper flowers and sold them for Make-A-Wish. Her donation totaled $100.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc.
The Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street, 37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938
(412) 471-9474
Toll Free (800) 676-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Southern West Virginia Office
888 Oakwood Centre
Suite 330
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 342-9474
Toll Free (800) 664-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Northern West Virginia Office
913 Canyon Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 292-5600
Toll Free (888) 808-9474
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