May 24, 2012
-- Who: Make-A-
Wish Alabama, the local chapter of Make-A-Wish America, will be hosting a “Rising Wishes” Balloon Release Fundraiser.
What: This Balloon Release Celebration will allow individuals to purchase “wish” balloons, in person or virtually, for $10 apiece, to assist the organization in reaching their goal of $15,000 to help grant the wishes of local children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions.
Where: Balloons can be purchased online at http://www.shopbrookwoodvillage.com/
events.php or in person at ‘Brookwood Live’ events on Thursdays at Colonial Brookwood Village, 780 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209.
When: The live balloon release will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Colonial Brookwood Village. The event will run from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., with balloons being released at 7:30 p.m.
Macy’s Department Stores will be joining in this celebration by helping to grant the wish of Gabby, who will be participating in a photo shoot at Disney Land. Gabby will be going on her Macy’s shopping spree from 2:00-5:00 p.m., leading directly into the Rising Wishes Balloon Release at Brookwood Live.
**Wish child, family and local staff will be available for photos and interviews from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.**
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. With the help of generous donors and over 30,000 volunteers worldwide, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 23 minutes and has granted over 280,000 wishes since its inception in 1980. Make-A-
Wish has granted over 5,000 wishes locally and has over 800 children waiting for their most heartfelt wishes to come true. To learn more, visit www.ga-al.wish.org and connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/
makeawishgaal and Twitter: @MakeAWishAL.