Happy 30th Anniversary Make-A-Wish® Colorado!
Joan Mazak founded Make-A-Wish Colorado in 1983, in honor of her 7-year-old daughter, Jennifer.
Jennifer had a liver condition that prevented her from living the life of a
healthy child. Similar to many of our wish kids, Jennifer was not able to
participate in normal childhood activities and spent a great deal of time in
the hospital. One day Jennifer received a very special gift from the KIMN
Chicken, a local radio mascot. The KIMN Chicken spent the day with Jennifer
and left her feeling extra special. The experience was one that Joan will never
forget and deeply cherishes. Just two weeks after she received this special
visit, Jennifer passed away. The memory of Jennifer and the joy she found during
this experience left Joan feeling stronger. She wanted other children who
were dealing with life-threatening conditions to experience this same sense of
hope, thus the beginning of Make-A-Wish Colorado.
For 30 years now, Make-A-Wish Colorado has been entrusted to
change the lives and lift the spirits of children with life-threatening medical
conditions. We have done so for more than4,000 children throughout Colorado. Never in our
wildest dreams did we imagine the organization would enrich the lives of so
many children and their families. With your help, we can continue to improve
the lives of Colorado
children with life-threatening medical conditions by providing them with hope,
strength and joy.
Join us in celebrating 30 years of wishes and help create
more memories for children who need it most by participating in our annual Wine &
Wishes event. There are sponsorship
opportunities as well as individual ticket sales.
Together we can raise more money to grant the wishes happening
in our near future. Please go to the admission page to select your level of support.
If you can not attend the celebration, consider making a $30
monthly donation to Make-A-Wish Colorado. Our goal for the year is to acquire
1,000 monthly donors. This will directly impact our chapter by granting 48 of
our 245 wishes for the year. Your monthly gift will provide the dependable
income we need to continue to grant life-changing wishes. To make your monthly
gift, simply go to: www.colorado.wish.org and follow the instructions.
A special thank you to our sponsors as we could not achieve what we have without you. And to our past, present, and future donors, we thank you for your support. All of us at
Make-A-Wish Colorado are humbled to be a part of this organization and hope
that you will join us in celebrating the past and building for the future.
The Staff of Make-A-Wish Colorado