World Wish Day®, celebrates the day that Chris Greicius’ wish was granted on April 29th, 1980 – sparking the creation of Make-A-Wish and a global wish-granting movement. Since our inception in 1980, the stars have aligned to help Make-A-Wish grant more than 500,000 wishes around the world. But wishes are still waiting, and they need stars like you to ensure they come true.
For our 40th anniversary, we’re going to harness the star power in each of us, celebrating the stars who came before and those yet to join us. As we shine a light toward the past and future efforts of Make-A-Wish, we align to grant every single wish. Together, we’ll give the brightest of days to children fighting critical illnesses. We invite you to celebrate our 40th anniversary with us by starting an online fundraiser to help raise funds to make wishes a reality. Join us this World Wish Day, and help us continue to transform the lives of children with critical illnesses.