This award recognizes a wish that sparks widespread and meaningful community participation, and exemplifies the vision of Make-A-Wish that people everywhere share the power of a wish.
We received this award together with Make-A-Wish®
Alaska and Washington for creating a memorable wish experience for 14-year-old John, the young history buff who traveled with his family from Alaska to Massachusetts in April to participate in the Patriots’ Day Revolutionary War reenactment. You may remember John and his wish
, as it made quite a splash here in Massachusetts! Despite a nor'easter that forced the cancellation of the public reenactment events on Patriots’ Day, John's wish so deeply inspired the local reenactment community that they continued on with the events, amidst freezing rain and temperatures, “for our boy John.” We are forever grateful to all of the local participants who made John's incredible wish possible.
The Infinite Wish Award is an inspiring testament to the outstanding passion and dedication of our team and the collective strength of our supporters… to wish children everywhere! Congratulations to you and thank you for being part of our Make-A-Wish family!
Pictured above: Make-A-Wish CEO Charlotte Beattie (front row, third from right), Lauren Cotter, Wish Program Director (front row, second from right), and Bob Paglia, member of our Board of Directors (first row, far right), accept the Infinite Wish Award on behalf of our organization at the National Make-A-Wish Conference, along with colleagues from Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington.