Frequent flier miles needed for Make-A-WishWritten by Staff Reports | | email@example.com
On April 29, the Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana chapter is asking for frequent fliers to donate their miles to help make the wishes of children with life-threatening conditions come true.
“Air travel is a critical resource as we work to grant the heartfelt – and oftentimes very creative – wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions,” said Sophia Morton, vice president of program services for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, in a news release. “Donating airline miles will allow us to continue creating hundreds of lasting moments for children with life-threatening medical conditions.”
On April 29, aka World Wish Day, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., miles can be donated by calling 1-(888) 272-9474. Donations can be made online anytime at www.makeawishohio.org.
Plane tickets are needed to grant more than 75 percent of wishes, according to the news release. About 1,500 plane tickets, or 80 million airlines miles, are needed each year to help grant the wishes of Ohio children alone.
“Donating miles is a simple and easy way to make a difference in the lives of our Wish Children,” said Morton. “Once miles are donated to Make-A-Wish, they are transferred instantaneously and put to work right away on local wishes. They never expire and can be combined with other miles we’ve received.”
Granted wishes can have several positive effects, according to the Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana chapter. Eighty-one percent of parents whose children’s wishes were granted said they believe their kids were more likely to cooperate with treatment protocol. In a survey, 89 percent of nurses, doctors, social workers and child-life specialists said that the granted wishes can influence the children’s health.
To learn more, visit www.makeawishohio.org.