WHO: Wish kid Kristina was referred to Make-A-Wish in April 2014 when she was going through treatment for leukemia. Due to her difficult treatment schedule and not being well enough to travel, the family decided to put her wish on medical hold until she would finish treatment in 2016. Before she leaves for her long-awaited wish trip to Atlantis, she will be celebrating the trip with a send-off party at Macy’s Northlake on National Believe Day.
WHAT: Join us for a send-off celebration on National Believe Day in honor of Kristina’s upcoming wish trip to Atlantis. Macy’s and Make-A-Wish will celebrate the ninth annual National Believe Day, the cornerstone of Macy’s annual Believe campaign which helps Make-A-Wish grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions across America. Kristina will also be writing her letter to Santa and dropping it in the big red letterbox, representing a $2.00 donation to Make-A-Wish.
WHERE: Macy's Northlake Mall, 6845 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216
WHEN: Friday, December 9, 2016, from 1:15 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
MEDIA AND VISUAL OPPORTUNITIES:
- Experience the excitement of a future wish coming true
- Interview Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina and Macy’s representatives
- Hear from wish kid Kristina and her family about the impact of a wish
- Kristina’s red-carpet grand entrance escorted into store and welcomed by Macy’s staff
- Kristina dropping off her letter for Santa, representing a $2.00 donation to Make-A-Wish
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. It is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories and 27 international affiliates on five continents. Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina serves 51 counties in North Carolina from Burlington (Alamance County) to the west. The chapter has granted more than 4,000
wishes since its inception in 1985 and has never turned down a wish for an eligible child. For more information, please visit nc.wish.org or call 1-877-677-WISH.
ABOUT MACY’S® BELIEVE CAMPAIGN
Macy’s® Believe campaign invites people of all ages to deliver their letters to Santa to the big red letterbox at each local Macy’s, or sent online at macys.com/believe. For every letter received now through December 24, Macy’s will donate $1.00, up to $1 million, to Make-A-Wish. For each letter received on National Believe Day, December 9th, Macy’s will double the donation and donate $2.00 for each letter, up to $1 million, to Make-A-Wish. For more information on the Believe campaign, please visit macys.com/believe.