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December 13, 2017

Subaru of Wakefield to Host Pack the Outback®Toy Drive

On Saturday, December 16, Subaru of Wakefield is teaming up with Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island to host a Pack the Outback® toy drive in support of the tenth annual Subaru “Share the Love” event. The event gives Subaru lovers the chance to bring the life-changing benefits of a wish come true for children with critical illnesses.

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November 04, 2017

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island Hosts Annual Evening of Wishes Dinner

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island will host the fifth annual Evening of Wishes Dinner at the Omni Providence Hotel, on Saturday, November 4, 2017. This will be an evening of inspiration and celebration of wishes in Rhode Island to help grant current and future wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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October 27, 2017

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island presents the 5th Annual Wine and Wishes

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island presents the 5th Annual Wine and Wishes event for Boston-area professionals at The University of Massachusetts Club atop Beacon Hill on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Guests will sip and mingle with specials guests former New England Patriots Offensive Lineman Matt Light and Vanessa Welch of Boston 25 News, while sampling fine wine and whiskey/bourbon tastings from the best local and international wine partners and distilleries.

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September 14, 2017

Make-A-Wish® and Something mAAgic Foundation® Send Noelia on mAAgic Flight

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.

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September 01, 2017

Make-A-Wish Celebrates 8,000th Wish: A Backyard Football Field for Ryan

Ryan Feeney, 7, received his wish for a New England Patriots-themed football field in his backyard, marking a major milestone – the organization's 8,000th wish. As part of his wish experience, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island hosted a “tailgate” wish reveal party for Ryan at his home in Melrose. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, as well as Pat Patriot, the Patriots mascot, made a surprise appearance.

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August 01, 2017

Make-A-Wish® Grants Wish Thanks to Donation from Bristol-Myers Squibb

Make-A-Wish® America has received a $1.25 million charitable donation from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company to grant more life-changing wishes for children with cancer. The seven-figure contribution will benefit Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island and the other 61 Make-A-Wish chapters nationwide. Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island has allocated a portion of the funds to granting Timothy’s most heartfelt wish.

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April 08, 2017

The 30th Anniversary Make-A-Wish® Gala, “Where Every Wish is a Home Run,” April 8

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island is celebrating 30 years of wish granting and will host the 30th Anniversary Make-A-Wish Gala, “Where Every Wish is a Home Run,” at the InterContinental Boston on April 8. Join emcee Liz Brunner for an inspirational evening - including a tribute to longtime wish granting partner, the Boston Red Sox - to help grant wishes for children in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with life-threatening medical conditions.

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February 25, 2017

Daniel DeLeon of Providence Wishes for a Professional Snap-on Tool Set

In 2017, Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the goal of granting over 400 wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. Amongst the first wishes to be granted by the organization in its milestone year is for Daniel DeLeon, 17, of Providence, who wishes for a professional Snap-on tool set to pursue dream of becoming a mechanical engineer.

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January 17, 2017

Celebrating 30 Years of Wish Granting: Stephen Signs One-Day Contract with Celtics

In 2017, Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the goal of granting over 400 wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. One of the first wishes to be granted by the organization in its milestone year will be for Stephen Register, 11, a devoted Celtics fan from Needham, MA who will get his wish to be a Boston Celtics player for a day on Tuesday, January 17 at T.D. Garden.

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Boston, MA  02114

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