Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana
In 2016, Christine Wilson’s dream of impacting the lives of children will enter into a new phase. Funds raised through Christine’s Christmas will benefit Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana and support wish granting for kids in central Ohio.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Since its inception in 1983, our local chapter has granted over 14,000 wishes to kids in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, with more than 8,600 of those being for kids right here in Ohio.
A wish is more than just a nice thing. It has lasting value and meaning, and can change the lives of kids and families when they need it most. In fact, three out of four parents say the wish experience marked the turning point in their children’s fight against their illness, and 89% of medical professionals believe a wish experience can influence a wish kid’s physical health.
“We are truly grateful for this partnership with Christine’s Christmas,” said Doug Kelly, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. “Our combined efforts will bring hope, strength and joy to so many central Ohio children facing life-threatening medical conditions.”
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Macy’s is one of the nation’s premier retailers. Macy’s has enthusiastically supported Christine’s Christmas for seven years as the event’s Presenting Sponsor.
“This great cause grew from a few committed individuals wanting to turn a tragedy into an event that supported the community where Christine grew up, to a significant driver behind supporting the Burn Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and having it named in Christine Wilson’s memory,” said Bruno Roth, Vice president, Columbus/ Cleveland district, Macy’s. “Hard work, perseverance and a true passion to this cause drives this group to success. Macy’s looks forward to supporting this dedicated group for years to come.”