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Posted: May 7, 2013 9:46 p.m.

Make-A-Wish seeks airline miles

In celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the first wish ever granted by Make-A-Wish, Make-A-Wish Georgia granted 44 wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses throughout April.

Each year, Make-A-Wish Georgia grants nearly 425 life-changing wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Nearly 75 percent of the wishes require air travel, a critical — and costly — resource. In fact, approximately 1,530 airline tickets, the equivalent of 76,500,000 airlines miles, are needed each year.

“Air travel is a critical resource as we work to grant the heartfelt — and oftentimes very creative — wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions,” said John J. Brennan, CEO of Make-A-Wish Georgia. “Donating airline miles or dollars will allow us to continue creating thousands of lasting moments for children and their families.”

Individuals and companies interested in donating airline miles and/or dollars to support wish granting can visit the organization’s website at georgia.wish.org or call 770-916-9474.

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