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Nov 29, 2014

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Bowling For Make-A-Wish Foundation


The Greater Springfield USBC Women’s Bowling Association is hosting their 24th annual bowling event Saturday to benefit the MAKE-A-WISH Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Nov 29, 2014

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Make A Meaningful Purchase This Season


Feeling overwhelmed by all the holiday shopping? Between Black Friday doorbuster sales that begin on Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday sales that start well before Monday, it's easy to get caught up in all the consumerism.

Nov 12, 2014

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Make-A-Wish Raises $220K at Evening of Wishes

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Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island raised more than $220,000 at a recent Evening of Wishes fundraiser to support children with serious illnesses in Rhode Island.

The organization grants wishes for children between the ages of 2½ and 18 years of age with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience. While it serves both states, funds from this event will help children in Rhode Island.

Nov 11, 2014


Surprise birthday party for 3-year-old Xavier Pereira

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Xavier Pereira turned 3 years old Tuesday, and to celebrate Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island provided Xavier with a virtual surprise birthday party at his home with his preschool classmates.

Nov 10, 2014


Birthday Wish Comes True for Boy Fighting Cancer

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A community came together Monday to give one little boy a special birthday wish.

This week Xavier Pereira turns three years old, but for the last month, the vibrant little boy spent his time in a hospital, getting blood transfusions, spinal taps, and chemotherapy.

Nov 10, 2014

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Ludlow Toddler gets “Wish” Granted for 3rd Birthday

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Xavier Pereira was diagnosed with Leukemia in September, but he spent his third birthday getting his wishes granted by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Nov 10, 2014

Birthday Wishes Come True for Ludlow Boy Battling Cancer


Xavier Pereira had one wish for his 3rd birthday. He wanted to celebrate with friends.
Thanks to Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, an organization known for sending kids to Disney World and arranging celebrity meet-and-greets, today Xavier’s very simple dream came true.

Oct 29, 2014

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Patriots Stars Fulfill Wish of Plymouth Boy

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It's been a brutal year for Michael Kirchdorfer. In May, the 6-year-old from Plymouth was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and now his tiny frame is being blitzed with radiation and chemotherapy. So it was a wonderful respite when Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island arranged to have Michael meet Tom Brady (above) and Rob Gronkowski at Gillette Stadium the other day.

Sep 26, 2014


Princesses on hand for girl's Make-A-Wish sendoff to Disney


A 4-year-old girl with a rare and advanced form of childhood cancer got a dream come true Friday - she's spending a week at Disney World, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and American Airlines. On Friday at Logan Airport, Alisha Savage got a royal send-off worthy of a princess.

The Savage family arrived at Logan this morning in a limousine, escorted by a Quincy police motorcade.

Representatives from Make-A-Wish of Massachusetts and Rhode Island were there to greet Alisha in Boston.

Sep 26, 2014


Make-A-Wish holds festive airport departure for 4-year-old


It was a fairy tale come true at Boston's Logan Airport.

Several princesses including Snow White - all saying bon voyage to 4-year-old Alisha Savage, who'll spend a week at Walt Disney World courtesy of Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

"I can't put into words what Make-A-Wish has done to grant Alisha this wish," said Michelle Savage, Alisha's mom.

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East Providence, RI 02915
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