Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Something mAAgic Foundation® Send Four-Year-Old Noelia of Dorchester Center, MA on mAAgicSM Flight
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. | Logan Airport
WHAT: Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island is co-hosting a magical Moana-themed send-off party and mAAgicSM Flight event with Something mAAgic Foundation for wish child Noelia Fuentes-Lodge of Dorchester Center, age 4, diagnosed with B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, on Sept. 14 at Logan Airport.
Noelia and her family will depart for her wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, a trip sponsored by American Airlines and the Something mAAgic Foundation’s mAAgic flight.
WHEN: Thursday, September 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. arrival at the airport
WHERE: Logan International Airport
American Airlines’ Terminal B “departures”
Party in American Airlines’ Admiral’s Club and then send-off party at Gate
WHY: For 21 years, the Something mAAgic Foundation® has been helping to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families to go to Orlando, FL to enjoy the Walt Disney World® Resort. Travel for the families is provided by American Airlines’ Kids In Need® program.
8 Make-A-Wish children from the United States, including Noelia, and 9 international children will enjoy send-off parties in their departing cities, welcome parties in Orlando and a special celebration on Sept. 15 at Give Kids The World® Village in Kissimmee, Fla., where Noelia will stay for a week.
MEDIA CONTACT (on site): Jordan Salvatoriello, firstname.lastname@example.org
A special thank you to Disney for their donation of theme park tickets and other perks for each of the wish families, including Noelia and her family, as part of their 37 year relationship with Make-A-Wish.
The Something mAAgic Foundation volunteers, comprised of American Airlines, Envoy and American Airlines Federal Credit Union employees, work year-round to raise funds and plan mAAgic flight.
About Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children between the ages of 2½ and 18 years of age with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. For a child with a life-threatening illness, a wish fulfilled provides profound joy and lasting hope to keep fighting and dreaming for the future. In its 30-year history, the organization has granted more than 8,000 wishes for children in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Visit Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island at www.massri.wish.org for more information, to make a donation, or to learn about volunteer opportunities. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/MassRIWish, Twitter at Twitter.com/MakeAWishMassRI, and Instagram at Instagram.com/MakeAWishMARI.
About the Something mAAgic Foundation®
The Something mAAgic Foundation® is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers who are current and former employees of American Airlines, Envoy, & American Airlines Federal Credit Union. We support the missions of Give Kids The World Village® and other children’s organizations to create magical memories for children with chronic or life-threatening medical conditions. Learn how you can help make these moments magical by visiting www.somethingmaagic.org.
About American Airlines Kids in Need®
American Airlines Kids in Need® program provides worldwide support for children and their families, as well as for organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with needs for medical, educational, social services issues and/or for those that heighten public awareness of children's issues. http://joinus.aa.com/kids