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Make-A-Wish® Iowa Celebrates Dubuque Volunteers, Donors


January 28, 2015



Make-A-Wish® Iowa recently released the names of their annual award winners. Volunteer Molly Bodish of Durango was recognized as the area committee’s volunteer of the year and the Dubuque Walk for Wishes® event was awarded the top walk event in Iowa.

Bodish was recognized for stepping up as the 2014 Walk for Wishes event chair. Known for her “never give up” attitude, her dedication and organization made the event successful and fellow volunteers consider her to be a joy to work with.  Even though she hadn’t been a part of the previous walks and was a new volunteer, she made the event a huge success.

The 2013 Walk for Wishes® Event in Dubuque was also recognized as the walk event which raised the most money for Iowa wishes. Thanks to a strong volunteer base and great corporate partners, Dubuque has been the top walk for several years.

“Our Dubuque committee has a history of working hard to make a difference in the lives of our wish kids,” said Chris Voggesser, CEO for Make-A-Wish Iowa. “The entire Dubuque area shows support for Iowa wishes through participating in these events.”

Make-A-Wish Iowa granted 153 wishes in their last fiscal year and anticipate granting 185 in our current year – that’s about a wish every other day.

Award winners will be recognized at Make-A-Wish Iowa’s Dubuque area gala, themed “A Great Gatsby Gala” at the Grand River Center on March 21st.  Tickets are still available and can be purchased at or by calling (515) 334-2636.

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About Make-A-Wish® Iowa
Make-A-Wish® Iowa grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Foundation has granted wishes to more than 3,000 children with life-threatening medical conditions since 1987 and currently grants a wish every other day in Iowa.  To find out more, visit  Share the Power of a Wish®.

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Lexi Konig
Marketing and Communications Manager
3009 100th Street
Urbandale, IA  50322-3220

Phone : (515) 334-2636
Fax : (515) 334-2638

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Make-A-Wish® Iowa
3009 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322-3220
(515) 334-2636
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