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Jun 14, 2017


Teen surprised with Make-A-Wish trip during hospital visit

FOX17 West Michigan

Tobin, 14, walked out of the elevators with his parents, brother and sister for what he thought would be a routine visit at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Wednesday.

May 23, 2017

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Bicyclists to ride 300 miles to benefit Make-A-Wish Michigan

Bikers are changing lives one ride at a time. William Campbell and his friend Adam are taking part in this year's Wish A Mile Bicycle Tour, in late July. Over three days, riders will bike 300 miles from Brooklyn, Michigan up to Traverse City, all to benefit Make-A-Wish Michigan.

May 09, 2017

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Annual Make-A-Wish Ball takes over DeVos Place


Make-A-Wish Michigan is holding their annual ball on Friday, May 12, at the DeVos Place. This is the signature fundraising event of the year. Their goal this year is to raise enough money to grant 450 wishes in the community.

Apr 27, 2017


Flight Instructor Helps Make-A-Wish Teen

Aviation Pros

Learning how to fly has been a dream for Anthony Cook since he was 3. That dream became a reality for the local teen Monday morning when he started a series of flight lessons with instructor Ginger Moore at the Hillsdale Municipal Airport.

Mar 06, 2017


Child gets special Make-A-Wish surprise


Make-A-Wish Michigan and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital surprised Luke with a wish reveal that he was heading to San Diego in one month for a VIP experience at the San Diego Zoo and Sky Falconry.

Mar 02, 2017


Make-A-Wish surprises nine families before Disney On Ice

FOX 17

Some families in West Michigan had one of their dreams come true Thursday night. Nine children were surprised with an appearance by Mickey and Minnie Mouse before watching Disney on Ice at Van Andel Arena, all thanks to Make-A-Wish.

Feb 21, 2017

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Groves hosts charity week to benefit Make-A-Wish Michigan

Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle

Groves High School students spent Feb. 10-16 coming up with as many zany ways to raise money as they could for Wish Week. Wish Week consisted of a week of competitions, fundraising activities and programs designed to raise money for Make-A-Wish Michigan. This culminated with a rally Feb. 16 at which the total amount raised was revealed - $31,429.44.

Feb 17, 2017

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All about pie! Groves students raise over $30,000

Birmingham Eccentric

Students, staff and members of the Groves High School community rallied together over the past seven days to raise a whopping $31,429.34 for Make-A-Wish Michigan during the school’s second annual Charity Week — placing the Birmingham school tops in the state for the fundraising week.

Jan 30, 2017

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Fun event for a great cause: Wine and Wishes


On February 9th, you can take part in the first annual Wine and Wishes event benefiting Make a Wish Michigan. Party goers will enjoy a night of comedy, food, and drinks, while supporting an amazing local cause. Ashley and Elly from Make-a-Wish Michigan joined eightWest to talk about how viewers can get involved.

Jan 25, 2017


Traverse City School Celebrates Student With Cancer Before Make-A-Wish Trip

9&10 News

A Traverse Heights Elementary School room was full of excitement Wednesday afternoon, all in honor of a very special classmate. 10-year-old Evan Matusik was diagnosed with brain cancer in June 2015. Doctors removed the tumor a month later, but in October the cancer came back. This weekend he’s heading down state with his family for a Make-A-Wish trip to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center and Sea Life Aquarium.

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