Late last year, an avid fan of playing poker and long time supporter of Make-A-Wish started this campaign to raise $10,000 to sponsor a wish for a deserving local child. She donated a set amount for every winning poker session that she had. Lily is also is joined by several of her poker community friends whom have accepted her fun challenge and committed to contributing at least $1 for each winning session they have. Some even committed up to $100 per winning session.
These efforts have already resulted in reaching 50% of the goal! It's been a bit more challenging to continue this effort given the current quartine restrictions causing poker to be less accessible. However, Lily is committed to continuing efforts throughout 2020 to make sure the goal is met.
Please join us in completing this Wish Challenge. Even if you aren't part of the poker playing community, any donation that you are willing to provide will help us achieve this goal and make a remarkable difference in a child's life. You can submit your contributions directly through this site by clicking on the DONATE NOW button above.
Additionally, an upcoming Virtual Family Fun Run organized by #iCare has committed up to $5k of the funds raised directly to this campaign. Sign up for the event can be done at https://runsignup.com/race/va/Vienna/icare5kfor5k
Together we can help grant more and more wishes for children, helping to renew their hope, tackle the most difficult of treatments and challenges, and get through what otherwise may seem impossible.
Enjoy our local Wish Stories Virtual Album: https://issuu.com/makeawishmidatlantic/docs/wish_story_binder
A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing and able to battle critical illnesses.
Current scientific research is exploring and revealing the impact of our work: https://youtu.be/tp6-xV1K53E (Watch the video)
For many wish kids, the wish marks a turning point in the fight against their illness. Doctors, nurses, and other health professionals say the wish experience works in concert with medicine to make their patients better emotionally and even physically.
See why YOU must join us in this wish challenge: https://youtu.be/x4-cruiL0v8 (Watch the video)
Our local Wish Kids and Lily thank YOU!