Make-a-Wish was founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1980 and it is the largest wish-granting organization in the world that serves children. With its presence in over 50 countries and with more than 40,000 volunteers, the foundation has fulfilled more than 450,000 wishes worldwide, while every 17 minutes a child’s wish is being granted somewhere in the world.
In Greece, generous sponsors, supporters, employees and 300 volunteers throughout the country join forces to fulfill on average one wish every 40 hours. Since its incorporation in 1996, the Make-A-Wish Greece foundation has fulfilled more than 2,020 wishes, 200 of which were granted in 2017.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfills wishes that have the power to transform the lives of critically-ill children. A wish constitutes an integral part of the treatment, this is why its goal it to fulfill the wish of every child that meet the Make-A-Wish criteria. Research has shown that children whose wish has been fulfilled are able to find the physical and emotional strength that they need to face a critical illness.
bwin supported Make-A-Wish Greece in 2018, by fulfilling the wishes by 5 children! The bwin Christmas tree was decorated with 900 wish ornaments which were delivered by the Foundation’s director.