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Flash Mob to Reveal Wish - MEDIA ALERT


December 10, 2015



The fourteen-year-old Dubuque girl, who has acute lymphoblastic leukemia is receiving a wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort through Make-A-Wish® Iowa. The flash mob will surprise her just before her wish granting team reveals her itinerary and details of her travel.

Mary Patch, Make-A-Wish volunteer, will be the on-site contact for this event. 

What:           A locally-organized flash mob will surprise wish child Sarah Pieterek just before her wish delivery, when she learns the itinerary for her wish. The group will dance to Sarah’s favorite song, “Stronger”, by Kelly Clarkson.


Who:            Sarah Pieterek and family – wish child and family
          Adam’s Dance Connection – flash mob
          Various other school and community groups – flash mob

                    AVAILABLE TO INTERVIEW:
          Mary Patch, Make-A-Wish Iowa volunteer, Sarah’s wish granter
          Eryka Cook, Make-A-Wish Iowa volunteer, flash mob organizer
          Sarah Pieterek, wish child


Date/Time:    Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
(please arrive between 12:30 and 12:45 p.m.)


Location:      Clarke University, Wahlert Atrium
1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque, IA 52001


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 in Iowa about every other day.  To find out more, visit  Share the Power of a Wish®!

Press Contact

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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