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Tessa's Wish to Go to The Beach comes true because of funds raised by Zaxby's


July 29, 2012


Nomzilla 1201 Village Place Nashville, TN

The Event:  Seven-year-old Tessa has been fighting acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL), a cancer that affects the white blood cells.  A couple of months ago, Tessa learned she was eligible for a wish from Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee. Since then, Make-A-Wish staff and volunteers have been working hard on her wish behind the scenes. When we asked Tessa what she wanted for her wish she told us; she wanted to go to the beach with her sisters for the first time.  On Sunday, Tessa, her family and wish granters will arrive at Nomzilla in Edgehill Village where she will find out her wish is coming true.


The Background: Zaxby’s hosted its national convention for licensees and vendors at Gaylord Opryland Hotel in April. Through a silent and live auction Zaxby’s raised a total of $59,460 to benefit Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. Thanks to the hard work and effort of the Zaxby’s team and the generous donations by their vendors Zaxby’s will help grant wishes to children battling life-threatening medical conditions just like Tessa.  “We are pleased that the money raised from our convention will grant the wishes of eight courageous children,” said Zach McLeroy, CEO and co-founder of Zaxby’s.  


THE PLACE:     Nomzilla (Edgehill Village)

                        1201 Villa Place, Nashville


WHEN:            Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.


CONTACT:     Beth Torres, President & CEO

Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee

Cell:  (312)-203-6131 / Email:


About the 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. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers,  Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since inception.  For more information about the Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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Press Contact

Beth Torres
President & CEO
600 Hill Avenue Suite 201
Nashville, TN  37210

Phone : (615) 221-2200 x4058
Fax : (615) 221-2233

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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee
600 Hill Avenue
Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 221-2200