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New Beginnings for the Class of 2016

Kurt Weiss Blog Header 2016
On the evening of June 3rd, 63 wish kids – now high school graduates – celebrated new beginnings at the Kurt R. Weiss Scholarship Reception at PNC Park. After facing countless challenges due to their medical conditions and having their most heartfelt wishes granted, it was time for these college-bound grads to pursue their newfound dreams for the future. While reading the goals, aspirations and stories of our scholarship applicants, it was clear that each and every applicant possessed incredible courage and strength.

Jun 09, 2016

New Beginnings for the Class of 2016

Kurt Weiss Blog Header 2016
On the evening of June 3rd, 63 wish kids – now high school graduates – celebrated new beginnings at the Kurt R. Weiss Scholarship Reception at PNC Park. After facing countless challenges due to their medical conditions and having their most heartfelt wishes granted, it was time for these college-bound grads to pursue their newfound dreams for the future. While reading the goals, aspirations and stories of our scholarship applicants, it was clear that each and every applicant possessed incredible courage and strength.

Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day 2016

Pirates Home Opener 2016
Spring is officially here and Pittsburgh is getting back in the swing of things! (Even if the Burgh’s weather hasn’t quite caught on yet.) It’s the time of year when birds and baseballs fly, raising the city’s spirits with the Jolly Roger. Today, Make-A-Wish® is celebrating the Buc’s home opener, along with the first game of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, with a look back on a few homerun wishes from last season.

Apr 03, 2016

Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day 2016

Pirates Home Opener 2016
Spring is officially here and Pittsburgh is getting back in the swing of things! (Even if the Burgh’s weather hasn’t quite caught on yet.) It’s the time of year when birds and baseballs fly, raising the city’s spirits with the Jolly Roger. Today, Make-A-Wish® is celebrating the Buc’s home opener, along with the first game of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, with a look back on a few homerun wishes from last season.

Amazement in the Outfield

Wish kid Sean with Andrew McCutchen at PNC Park
ESPN® SportsCenter “My Wish” Series to Feature Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen Granting Sean’s Wish

Jul 22, 2015

Amazement in the Outfield

Wish kid Sean with Andrew McCutchen at PNC Park
ESPN® SportsCenter “My Wish” Series to Feature Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen Granting Sean’s Wish

Shiver Me Timbers -- It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Reid captain of his own pirate ship
Ahoy, mateys! Shiver me timbers -- it's Talk Like A Pirate Day! Arrr, at Make-A-Wish, our young lads have enjoyed swashbuckling adventures over the years. Among their booty-- hope, strength and joy. Ye can read their tales herrre:

Sep 19, 2014

Shiver Me Timbers -- It's Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Reid captain of his own pirate ship
Ahoy, mateys! Shiver me timbers -- it's Talk Like A Pirate Day! Arrr, at Make-A-Wish, our young lads have enjoyed swashbuckling adventures over the years. Among their booty-- hope, strength and joy. Ye can read their tales herrre:

The Impact of An Internship I Never Expected

Marketing/Communications Intern Aileen Ryan
I began my internship at Make-A-Wish® in the spring of my sophomore year, but I was no stranger to this amazing organization before that. During my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh, I was eager to be a part of something bigger than myself so I joined the sorority Chi Omega. This decision ended up changing my life in more ways than one—ultimately leading me to my internship here.

Jun 26, 2014

The Impact of An Internship I Never Expected

Marketing/Communications Intern Aileen Ryan
I began my internship at Make-A-Wish® in the spring of my sophomore year, but I was no stranger to this amazing organization before that. During my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh, I was eager to be a part of something bigger than myself so I joined the sorority Chi Omega. This decision ended up changing my life in more ways than one—ultimately leading me to my internship here.

Feb 12, 2014

Warm Wishes in the Winter

Megan wish art
While it’s been in the single digits – sometimes even below zero – here in Pittsburgh, a few of our wish kids have been battling the cold in the right way: they’ve got sunshine on the mind. Here are a couple of wish stories that will hopefully warm you up on this frigid, three-degree Pittsburgh day.

Feb 12, 2014

Warm Wishes in the Winter

Megan wish art
While it’s been in the single digits – sometimes even below zero – here in Pittsburgh, a few of our wish kids have been battling the cold in the right way: they’ve got sunshine on the mind. Here are a couple of wish stories that will hopefully warm you up on this frigid, three-degree Pittsburgh day.

Jan 22, 2014

Once I Started, I Couldn't Stop: From Intern to Staff

Liz (top right) at Chi Omega's annual event Make A Dish for Make-A-Wish
I first got involved with Make-A-Wish when I joined my sorority, Chi Omega, at the University of Pittsburgh. Make-A-Wish is our national philanthropy, and after learning more about the organization I knew I wanted to do something more – but the question remained: what could I do and how? I soon found out that a couple of my older sisters were interns at the Pittsburgh office, and there was my answer.

Jan 22, 2014

Once I Started, I Couldn't Stop: From Intern to Staff

Liz (top right) at Chi Omega's annual event Make A Dish for Make-A-Wish
I first got involved with Make-A-Wish when I joined my sorority, Chi Omega, at the University of Pittsburgh. Make-A-Wish is our national philanthropy, and after learning more about the organization I knew I wanted to do something more – but the question remained: what could I do and how? I soon found out that a couple of my older sisters were interns at the Pittsburgh office, and there was my answer.

May 17, 2013

Celebrating 100 Years

Macy's launched a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the landmark Kaufmann's Clock with a proclamation by Mr. McFeely
Macy's Invites Make-A-Wish to a Special Event

May 17, 2013

Celebrating 100 Years

Macy's launched a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the landmark Kaufmann's Clock with a proclamation by Mr. McFeely
Macy's Invites Make-A-Wish to a Special Event

About this Blog

This blog brings Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia to you -- sharing first-person stories of the Make-A-Wish experience and the impact of a wish from the perspectives of wish families, volunteers and staff. This blog highlights wishes come true and the special people in Pennsylvania and West Virginia that help create life-changing experiences for every eligible child.

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