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Trusted Choice Grants a Wish


May 17, 2017



Make-A-Wish® Iowa and Trusted Choice Grant 13-Year-Old Mira’s wish to go on a Caribbean Cruise 

DUBUQUE, IOWA (May 17, 2017) – Trusted Choice® Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa has teamed up with Make-A-Wish® Iowa to help grant Mira’s one true wish. The thirteen-year-old from Dubuque will set sail on a Caribbean cruise. Mira’s wish is the fifth in as many years that Trusted Choice, Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa and

Make-A-Wish® Iowa have worked to grant wishes to help change the lives of Iowa children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Volunteers and Make-A-Wish professionals have worked hard to ensure that Mira has a memorable and pivotal wish experience from start to finish. She and her family will enjoy an eight-day Caribbean cruise.  They will visit Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Kitts to name a few ports of call on their trip.


The sponsorship of Mira’s wish is part of a larger commitment, $300,000 in total, from Trusted Choice that will help state Associations throughout the country grant more wishes.

Local Trusted Choice agents from Friedman Insurance, Inc., Key City Financial Group, Inc. and New Eagle Insurance were able to attend a “wish reveal” party at Mira’s home on May 16. At the party, Mira’s volunteer wish granters were able to share the wish itinerary with the family. 

Robert Rusbuldt, Trusted Choice president and Big “I” president & CEO states “Independent agents are there to instill confidence and hope in their clients and customers, and that’s what Make-A-Wish does for so many children. We are proud to help them grant wishes and look forward to helping to enrich these children’s experience with hope, strength and joy.”

"Make-A-Wish Iowa grants a wish about every other day to our kids with life-threatening medical conditions, said Chris Voggesser, President of Make-A-Wish Iowa."  "The impact of a wish touches not only the wish child, but their family, the volunteers and the community at large.  We are privileged to partner with Trusted Choice to sponsor wishes throughout the state of Iowa." 

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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®.

About Trusted Choice

Trusted Choice® was launched by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) and several independent agency companies to highlight the benefits independent agencies and brokerage firms offer consumers—choice of companies, customization of policies and advocacy support. It is the premier consumer brand for independent insurance agents and provides national advertising and other strategic tools to reach consumers.


About 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. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 33,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 34 minutes. It has granted more than 285,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 15,300 in 2016 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at to learn more.

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

Phone : (515) 334-2636
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Urbandale, IA 50322-3220
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