THE EVENT: World Wish Day ®
Mayor Karl Dean has declared April 29 as “World Wish Day” in Davidson County. Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee will join in the global celebration of wish-granting taking place in 36 countries around the world.
At 3 p.m., the Middle Tennessee chapter will announce to Milly that her wish “to go to Disney World and to meet Disney princesses” will soon be granted.
THE STORY: Four-year-old Milly has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). After Milly was referred to the Make-A-Wish, volunteers visited her to find out her greatest wish. The little girl, who lives in Cornersville, TN, told them that she wished “to go to Disney World to meet princesses and see Cinderella’s castle.” On Sunday, Milly will find out that her wish is coming true and she will be presented with gifts from Maggiano’s for her trip to Disney World.
Mayor Dean has recognized World Wish Day in honor of seriously ill children across Tennessee like Milly, as well as the volunteers and community members who work to make their special wishes possible.
THE PLACE: Maggiano’s, 3106 West End Avenue, Nashville TN
Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 3:00 pm. (Milly’s wish will be announced at 3:00 p.m. Media should arrive at 2:50 p.m.)
- Interview Milly and her family
- Capture visuals of Milly with Maggiano’s staff dressed up as Disney Princesses
- Interview Make-A-Wish volunteers about their experience granting wishes
Ashley Davis, Director of Development and Communications
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee
615-259-2324 x 112
Event-Day Cell – 615-973-4644
About World Wish Day
World Wish Day is organized by Make-A-Wish to commemorate the anniversary of the wish that inspired the creation of what is now one of the world’s leading children’s charities. Seven-year-old Chris Greicius’ wish to be a police officer was granted in Phoenix by volunteers from several law-enforcement agencies on April 29, 1980. World Wish Day engages wish kids, families, volunteers, and wish-granting celebrities in celebrating the hope, strength, and joy that wishes bring to seriously ill children when they need it most.
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