FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAKE-A-WISH® IOWA REMAINS FOCUSED ON THE SAFETY OF WISH FAMILIES DURING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
Des Moines, Iowa – Thursday, March 12, 2020, Make-A-Wish® Iowa is working with Make-A-Wish® America to ensure the safety of our wish families, community supporters, volunteers and employees by monitoring guidance from national and international public health organizations. Make-A-Wish Iowa has been reaching out directly to families whose travel wishes are being impacted and will need to be rescheduled and will continue to grant wishes that are still safe to do so.
Volunteers have been asked to be mindful of their contact with wish families and will be performing virtual interactions at this time instead of face to face visits. In addition, Make-A-Wish America has made the difficult decision to postpone all events that involve wish kids attendance at large gatherings. Make-A-Wish Iowa is working quickly and will continuously update supporters as events are rescheduled. Wishes will be celebrated soon. Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better.
TOGETHER, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
About Make-A-Wish Iowa: Make-A-Wish® Iowa creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and more than 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 34,000 volunteers across the U.S., grant a wish every 33 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 330,000 wishes to children in the U.S. and its territories; more than 15,800 in 2019 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish Iowa, visit iowa.wish.org.