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Aug 01, 2013

OMEGA star

Fundraiser kicks off for Make-A-Wish


The West Virginia Oil Marketers and Grocers Association (OMEGA) is partnering with state chapters of Make-A-Wish to sell wish stars.

Jul 17, 2013

Washington Wild Things

Wish Kids Honored on Washington Wild Things Superhero Night

Washington Wild Things

Nine children with life-threatening medical conditions will be the special guests of the Washington Wild Things, presented by Washington Financial, Friday night where they will be honored for their “superhuman” qualities of courage, tenacity and persistence.

Jul 16, 2013

Wayne County Builders Association helps make Alonso's wish come true

5-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Gets Wish Made Real


Alonzo, who was diagnosed with leukemia last year, had a custom-made playhouse donated by the Wayne County Builders Association delivered to his family’s backyard.

Jul 15, 2013

Moyers Grove Campground

Campground's efforts have raised $204K for Make-A-Wish

Standard Speaker

Janet Lightner has been holding events at Moyer's Grove to benefit Make-A-Wish since 1991, and upon hearing - and seeing - how the organization helped change the boy's life soon thereafter, she planned to continue the campground's fundraising efforts indefinitely.

Jul 08, 2013

Brayden with Kenny the Kangaroo (Credit: Courier Photo/J.L. Martello)

Duquesne child’s wish for Kennywood granted

New Pittsburgh Courier

On June 30, Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia organization, along with Kennywood Kangaroo, visited Thompson’s home and granted his wish to have season passes to Kennywood, Idlewild Park and Sandcastle.

Jul 02, 2013

Zack leads the way

Franklin Park Make-A-Wish recipient gives back through fundraising event

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review North Journal

Now 13, Zack wants to put the same smile on other children's faces as he raises money for the organization in Zack's Make A Move for Make-A-Wish five-mile mile bike/run/walk fundraiser on July 28 in North Park.

Jun 25, 2013

Dollar signs

Annual campground fundraiser hits high with $13K

Republican Herald

Christmas Pines Campground added another $13,000 to its total raised for Make-A-Wish.

Jun 23, 2013

Wish kid Tom

Chinese auction helps Make-A-Wish grant wishes

Republican Herald

Saturday's annual event at the campground has made it possible for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes to children in Schuylkill County.

May 14, 2013

Smiling Ava

Ava Keeps Smiling


WTAJ News introduces us to Ava. And shows us why she's smiling more now, more than ever.

May 13, 2013

Altoona Curve Bowling Night

Altoona Curve Holds Make-A-Wish Bowling Night


The Altoona Curve held their 9th Annual Curve Bowling Night Sunday, with the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish.

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 Rd
Oakwood Center, 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