Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease, but not as many people are aware of it. Up to 30 million Americans suffer from a thyroid condition and more than half of these people's condition is undiagnosed. It's also important to know that getting older is one of the main risk factors for thyroid conditions, but children can develop thyroid health problems as well.
Winter break is right around the corner. Here are some ideas to keep the kids busy so you can relax.
Make-A-Wish Illinois is hosting the Penguin Plunge at the Heritage Harbor in Ottawa, Ill. (1970 N 2753rd Rd). Hundreds of jumpers will bravely jump together into freezing water to make dreams come true for local Illinois Children. The Penguin Plunge benefits Make-A-Wish Illinois which grants wishes for local kids with critical illnesses.
Vroom, vroom! What are you doing January 15-16? If you are in the Phoenix, Az. area you will not want to miss this three day car event! It will be held at the historic Biltmore Resort (2701 East Arizona Biltmore Circle, Phoenix, Az.) All proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Arizona.
Buying gifts can be a huge challenge, especially for recipients with very particular taste. Gift cards are the easy go-to item, but they're often an impersonal gift. If you're stressed out by the idea of not finding the perfect gift, try these tips this year.
If you live in southern Florida, you don't want to miss the 2017 Wishmaker's Ball on Jan. 14. The Ball helps raise funds for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, so you can help make wishes come true just by attending. This year's theme is "An Evening of Paris," and everything about the night will feel like a magical evening in the City of Lights.
For most of us, traveling is one of the most dreaded parts of the holidays. According to the US Department of Transportation, the number of long-distance road trips increases by 23 percent around Christmas weekend. Everyone knows that airports, busses, train stations and roads will be busier than normal, but using just a few practical tips can help avoid much of the stress that comes with travel.
Brave the Bay is the perfect fun and active holiday event for the whole family. San Francisco residents of all ages will have an opportunity for both fun and giving. Brave the Bay is a charity event benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. Your family’s day of running, plunging and pulling will help to make dreams come true for local kids with critical illnesses.
This holiday season, families ought to learn about safe toys to avoid toy-related injuries for young children. December is National Safe Toys and Gifts month—a time to raise awareness on safety concerns for young children from dangerous toys.
In 2010, there were about 251,700 toy-related injuries in the United States. 19 million toys were recalled in 2007 due to safety issues like lead paint and small magnets. This December, consider buying age and ability-appropriate toys using these tips:
Looking for a holiday event for you and your family to enjoy? Look no more: enjoy a holly, jolly, day at the Christmas in Candy Land event, hosted by Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida. It will take place Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Michael’s On East Ballroom. Take a break from the holiday shopping and crowded stores and have fun experiencing holiday cheer. Most people would assume an event like this is just for the kids, but it is just as fun for adults.
Michigan is the home to several beautiful state parks filled with lush green landscapes, beautiful forests and rushing waters. Whether you are visiting Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Dearborn, Warren, Lansing, Sterling Heights or Kalamazoo, there are so many wonderful places to explore. If you find yourself in this beautiful state, you may end up close to one of these incredible state parks:
What could be more fun than a run through downtown Honolulu in support of Make-A-Wish? Doing the run dressed up in your most festive holiday attire. Come in your reindeer antlers, Santa hat or jingle bells to the Jingle Rock Run on Dec. 18. The race begins at 3 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol building (415 S Beretania St).
Black Friday is a great day to upgrade on everything from electronics to vehicles. After you upgrade, consider donating your old device rather than throwing it away or keeping it in storage. Kids at children’s hospitals and in the Make-A-Wish program can benefit greatly from your donation, making Black Friday a win-win!
Thanksgiving means so many things to say many different people. For some, it is a time to give thanks for all the blessings in life. For others, it is the perfect day to give back to the community. While some folks enjoy the company of family on Thanksgiving, others look forward to the feast and the football games. However you celebrate Thanksgiving, here are some kid-friendly activities to try this year.