Published on January 6th, 2015 | by Emma Hackwood0
Flight Centre & Make-A-Wish® Canada Team Up for Iceland ‘Wish Trek’
On August 4th, 2015, 28 Flight Centre employees along with the president & CEO of Make-A-Wish® Canada will leave for Reykjavik, Iceland to trek the Landmannalaugar route across the Southern Highlands through one of the country’s most actively volcanic areas led by G Adventures. The goal of the trek is to raise more than $60,000 to support wish-granting efforts across the country.
“A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. A wish can even mark a turning point in a child’s fight against their illness.”
Team Flight Centre is made up of 13 members from British Columbia, 12 members from Toronto and 3 members from Alberta. Make-A-Wish® Canada president & CEO, Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, is also joining the team representing Flight Centre’s charity of choice and the long-standing relationship the two organizations have shared over the past 11 years.
“A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. A wish can even mark a turning point in a child’s fight against their illness. In our recent Wish Impact Study, 89 per cent of medical professionals interviewed confirmed that a wish come true can influence the health of a child,” said Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, president & CEO, Make-A-Wish® Canada. “A wish granted is an enigmatic and, often, life-transforming event. I look forward to joining Flight Centre’s Wish Trek 2015 – each step will bring us closer to granting the wish of a courageous child in need.”
Make-A-Wish® is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish® Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 334,000 children since 1980.
Each climber is paying his or her own way ensuring that ALL donated funds will go to Make-A-Wish® Canada. [Chimp is an online bank account for charity that empowers Canadians to be thoughtful and purposeful about the causes they’re supporting. Chimp helps Canadian help charities simply and conveniently, with tools that allow them to give to or fundraise for any registered charity in Canada].
To donate to the Flight Centre Iceland ‘Wish Trek’ please visit the team’s Chimp account here: https://chimp.net/campaigns/fire-ice-flight-centre-wish-trek