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The Make-A-Wish® Story

Make-A-Wish® is the legacy of Chris Greicius, a 7-year-old boy from Phoenix. Find out how his wish to be a police officer inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish.

Christopher, age 7, smiling in his official police uniform.

How it all started

Chris, 7, was diagnosed with leukemia. More than anything else, he wished to be a police officer. Caring people in his community granted his wish ... and set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

Read more about Chris Greicius
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How We Grant Wishes

There are four steps to granting a wish. Each step builds on the next and creates amazing experiences that delight wish kids and their families.

Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling critical illnesses.

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Upcoming Events

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Results Radiothon

March 14, 2019

Results Radiothon LIVE March 14-15 | Redding, CA

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Walk for Wishes 2019

August 17, 2019

Family-friend event with the most wish- kids participating

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