Make A Wish Foundation
During the State Fair we forget about counting calories and just eat all things deep fried or on a stick. But one Twin Cities woman is taking over indulgence to the next level. Mandy Colten plans to eat every single fair food on a stick in the name of charity.
WCCO viewers raised over 85 percent of the total airline miles donated nationwide during Make-A-Wish Foundation’s “Wishes in Flight” drive in April. According to Make-A-Wish Minnesota’s development director, the organization raised 21 million miles nationally during the drive, and 18 million of those came directly from viewers of WCCO.
When our neighbors need a hand, Minnesotans always seem to be there to help. So on Tuesday, we’re proud to tell you about Accomplish Minnesota. It’s a way for all of us to get involved in the community we care so much about through a program called Wishes in Flight.
The Super Bowl is Sunday night in New York, and as always, it’s one of the toughest tickets of the year. But one Minnesota teenager will be inside MetLife Stadium Sunday night thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Our Wish of Month series continues with Anders’ Super Wish.
Sixteen-year-old Matthew Wood thought he was just taking a look at a collection of classic cars. However, it was just a detour to get to the one that was waiting for him. He knew that a project was in the works through the Make a Wish Foundation to restore his favorite car – a 1968 Dodge Charger. Make a Wish even had to ask Morrie’s Automotive Group for extra help to make a teenage cancer patient’s dream come true.
It was a wish so big that even Make-A-Wish Foundation said they couldn’t do it alone.
Christmas came a little early for one special Twin Cities girl. Doctors diagnosed 4-year-old Summer with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
When making your holiday plans, consider the kid friendly, annual Holiday Display on the 8th floor of the downtown Macy’s. This free, festive display is family fun that can easily be combined with a viewing of the Holidazzle parade or a little holiday shopping.
Macy’s Santaland is not just a place to tell Santa your wish list. It benefits kids in real need by donating to the Make A Wish Foundation.
A teen in the southern Twin Cities metro with a rare metabolic disorder will get his own parade thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Quentin Lieske and his family got a camper from the Make-A-Wish foundation. It was built with a ramp for his wheelchair and all the comforts of home.