The American Cancer Society estimates more than 74,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year, with approximately 16,000 deaths. As one of the more common cancers in our country, a lot needs to be done to reduce its prevalence. Researchers are looking at new ways to find and treat bladder cancer, such as urine tests and, potentially, DNA tests. Research is also being done to see if certain foods, vitamins, supplements and drugs can prevent bladder cancer from returning in those who have already had it.
If you like to golf, the Target Corporation Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Make-A-Wish North Dakota is for you. Taking place on Friday, Aug. 1, participants can golf in teams of four to help grant the wishes of kids living in Fargo, Bismarck, and Grand Forks. Register or become an event sponsor to help make wishes come true for kids in your community.
There's nothing like a long walk on a mid-summer's morning afternoon. But what if you could do that and raise money for a great cause? That's exactly what the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Walk For Wishes aims to do. And there are two opportunities to get involved for this fabulous cause!
The first event is the East Bay Walk For Wishes at St. Mary's College in Moraga on Saturday, August 8, with the Walk For Wishes South Bay on Saturday, August 22 at Google's Mountain View campus. Participation in the walks is free, but fundraising is encouraged. The goal of the walks is to be able to grant 36 wishes.
A Morning Full Of Fun
Walk day includes food and entertainment, with a focus on wish-granting and Make-A-Wish wish children. On each walk day from 8-9 a.m. there is registration, breakfast and pre-walk entertainment. The walks begin at 9 a.m. with food and more entertainment available at the finish line from 10-11 a.m. You can also bring your own food for a post-walk picnic. Click here to learn more about the walks, and you can pick which event you want to sign up for – or sign up for both.
Raise Money, Win Prizes
The most important part of the walks is to help raise valuable funds for Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. The more you raise, the more prizes you'll be eligible to win. Raising more than $100 gets you an official Walk For Wishes 2015 t-shirt. If you raise more than $250, you get a t-shirt and Make-A-Wish tumbler.
Raising more than $500 gets you into the Power Walker Club, which gets you a t-shirt, tumbler, Make-A-Wish logo sunglasses, a special Power Walker button to wear on event day, and listing in the Walk For Wishes Hall of Fame for a year on www.walkforwishesbayarea.org. Click here to learn more about the incentives for individuals and teams.
Share Your Donation To Inspire Others
Studies show that people who make a donation to their own fundraising efforts ultimately raise more in donations from other people than those who don't. Making a personal donation is a great way to show your network that Make-A-Wish isn't something you're just asking them to support, but that you're a supporter too! Once you've made your self-donation, don't forget to share it on Facebook and Twitter for all to see!
Help Make-A-Wish Even If You Can't Attend
You can still help to grant wishes for a local kid in your community even if you can't attend this wonderful Make-A-Wish event. Consider making a car donation to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area grants the wishes of kids living in San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Oakland, and Fremont. When a child has their greatest wish granted, they are given the chance to feel like a celebrity for a day, but it also gives them the hope and strength that they need to get through the difficulties that they are faced with.
Wheels For Wishes accepts vehicles in any condition so Make-A-Wish can continue to grant wishes for local kids in your community. Donate a car, truck, SUV, RV, motorcycle, or boat, and help turn your unwanted vehicle into a wish come true.
To donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, please call [chapter_phone] or fill out our easy vehicle donation form. You won't regret it.
Summer is just starting to pick up, which means trips to the lake are picking up as well. Hopefully you've got a shiny new boat at your dock. If your boat isn't so new and this will be the last season you'll be using it, you're probably looking at options for trading up to a bigger or better boat. If that’s your plan, there’s a much easier solution to selling or trading in a boat that you could get little-to-no money.
After investing time and energy into listing a boat and showing it off to potential buyers, it’s a huge disappointment when you are unable to sell it for the price you were hoping for. This can all change with boat donation.
Donate A Boat To Charity And Get A Tax Deduction
Instead of selling or trading in a boat, consider donating it to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish. Wheels For Wishes is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and we can help turn your boat, old or new, into a wish for a local child in your area. Your boat will help grant a wish for a local child and also get you a great tax deduction, which could help you buy yourself a new boat in time for next spring.
When you think of donations, you tend to think that you’re giving something away but not getting much in return. When you donate a boat and trailer to charity, you are also getting a great tax deduction at tax time. Your 2015 tax deduction could go toward the purchase of a new boat and could be parked at your house just in time to take out next season.
We Take Boats In Almost Any Condition
We are happy to accept all different types of vehicles, whether they are cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, motorcycles, Jet Skis, or boats – as long as it has a trailer. Along with getting you the most out of your donation, our goal is to help your local Make-A-Wish chapter.
If you have questions regarding your boat donation, do not hesitate to give us a call and we will answer all of your questions! You can also check out our donation guide to find everything you need to know about donating a boat, car, truck, SUV, RV, or motorcycle.
Turn Your Old Boat Into New
Your used boat can easily be transformed into so much more when it’s donated to Wheels For Wishes. Not only does it save you time, money, and stress, but it also gets you a great tax deduction and helps grant wishes for a local child in your area. Sure, your boat can help purchase a new boat for yourself, but most importantly, you will feel great knowing that your boat helped to grant wishes for a local child. We make the most out of each and every donation. Even if you think your boat isn’t worth much, it can mean the world to a child.
If donated boats cannot be auctioned off to new owners, they are recycled and reused to build new boats, so you are also contributing to the green movement and helping to create jobs. Your old boat can become so much more!
When you are ready to donate your boat, please call us at [chapter_phone] or fill out our boat donation form. You will not regret donating your boat to a reputable and well-known charity that benefits your local Make-A-Wish chapter.
You may have heard about the leukemia-beating 5-year-old, dubbed Batkid, who inspired hundreds of thousands of Twitter and Instagram users to cheer him on back in November 2013. Now's your chance to see the new film starring the Batkid himself! June 26 is the opening weekend of Batkid Begins in select theatres.
On July 25, you won't want to miss the annual Oyster race taking place in downtown Denver. This urban adventure race features a new secret course each year, making it a fresh challenge each time. Whether you're on your own or with a team of friends, you'll have a blast biking, running, and walking through the city completing a series of obstacles, puzzles, and other challenges. Best of all, the event benefits Make-A-Wish Colorado and helps them grant more wishes for local kids. Register today to claim your spot!
This summer, there are a few great opportunities to benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois. If you have an unwanted vehicle that you no longer want or need, vehicle donation might be the perfect opportunity for you to help Make-A-Wish Illinois. Not only is vehicle donation green and eco-friendly, but it also helps to fund wishes for kids living in areas like Chicago, Springfield, Peoria, Joliet, Rockford, East Saint Louis, and Aurora. Vehicle donation also gets you a great tax deduction, plus free pick up or towing of your vehicle.
Are you looking for ways to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana this summer? If you are, we have plenty of opportunities for you to help make wishes come true for kids in areas like Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, Louisville and Lexington. You can donate your car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, or participate in one of three upcoming Walk For Wishes events taking place in Columbus, Indianapolis, and Cleveland.
June 21 is officially the first day of summer, and car repairs are the last thing you want to deal with when the sun is shining and the temperatures are rising. With many fun summer events right around the corner, you’ll want a reliable vehicle to get you around on the days where you can’t walk or bike to your destination. If you’re ready to upgrade your vehicle to a newer make or model, consider donating a car to our vehicle donation charity, Wheels For Wishes.
If you're looking for a great way to help wishes come true for Connecticut children this summer, don't miss Sunflowers For Wishes this July. Now in its 12th year, Sunflowers For Wishes has raised nearly $1 million in donations. If you'd like a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers to brighten your home, be sure to stop by the Buttonwood Farm (473 Shetucket Turnpike) in Griswold July 18-26.
This July, golfers and motorcyclists have three great opportunities to help grant wishes in Iowa. This July there are two Wish Upon A Par events and one Wish Ride that you can attend to benefit Make-A-Wish Iowa. Your attendance will help grant wishes in places like Des Moines, Davenport, Cedar Rapids and everywhere in between.
If you're looking for a fun activity that helps a great cause this July, you have seven opportunities through Make-A-Wish South Dakota! With three golf events and several other happenings, there's something for everyone this summer. Get out your golf clubs, your motorcycle, or bring the family out to one of these events to help Make-A-Wish South Dakota grant more wishes to deserving kids this year.
June 7 is National Cancer Survivors Day, a day to celebrate people whose lives have been affected by cancer. People who have beaten cancer, those who have been just diagnosed, and their families and communities can all feel hope and inspiration by celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD).
World Environment Day (WED) falls on June 5 of every year and is the biggest day for positive environmental action. Plus, it’s easy to get involved! There are plenty of activities to partake in around the world, and you can even register an event of your own. Help to encourage worldwide environmental awareness on WED and make a difference during this year’s theme of "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care."
With summer vacation coming up quickly, it's time to start planning for family trips and hopefully more free time. If you have a road trip coming up, a good stack of books might be the best thing you pack to keep the kids busy. Tablets and e-readers can be great, but there's nothing like a real book. You don't have to worry about keeping batteries charged. Plus for camping, beach trips or days on the boat you don't want to risk the sand or water ruining your electronics.
Reading over the summer will keep your kids' reading skills sharp, all while keeping them entertained. That's why we've put together a great list of fun books your kids will love this summer.
Are you looking to donate a car this summer? Then donate using our car donation program, Wheels For Wishes. Your donated vehicle benefits Make-A-Wish and helps to grant the wishes of children in your community who are battling critical illnesses. With the help of your car donation, Make-A-Wish is able to grant the wish of a new child every 38 minutes!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to come up with the perfect gift ideas to show your mother just how much she means to you. Whether your mother is into jewelry, arts and crafts, baking, or adventure, we’ve got you covered!
May is National Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month, the perfect time to learn more about sun safety. Approximately 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S., making it the most common type of cancer. There are several types of skin cancer, including Actinic Keratosis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Dysplastic Nevi, Melanoma, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Learn more about these specific types of skin cancer here.
Wednesday, May 6 is National Nurses Day, which kicks off the weeklong celebration of nurses, National Nurses Week, from May 6-12. If your life has been touched by a nurse or you have a nurse in the family, you know just how important nurses are in our lives. You can thank a nurse who's made a difference for you any day, but May 6 is an extra special day to show your gratitude!
During the month of June, you can get fit while enjoying the gorgeous June weather, and while helping to grant wishes at the same time! Make-A-Wish helps to grant the wish of a child with a critical illness every 38 minutes. When you participate in a local Walk for Wishes event, you can play a part in helping to make this possible. Make-A-Wish depends on generous donors, supporters, and volunteers to accomplish everything that they do for local children.