Did you know that Power Unit Youth Organization utilizes our Night It Up! and Paint-a-Thon projects to help fund-raise for a different beneficiary every year? This year we are working with Make-A-Wish Foundation to help Justin, a 9-year-old boy, make his wish of going to Disneyland come true. Make-A-Wish‘s mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
On Thursday, April 26, the anniversary of the first wish ever granted, Make-A-Wish Canada celebrate World Wish Day at Hard Rock Cafe in Toronto. PUYO Members and Executives were invited to enjoy this lovely evening with Make-A-Wish wish recipients, families, volunteers and key supporters.
The night was hosted by Madison, who was a wish child diagnosed with Leukaemia, and Michael Murphy, one of the stars of the show Life With Boys. Madison was a wonderful host of the night and mentioned that her wish of meeting the cast of Glee was what kept her going through her chemo treatment. Her wish was granted in November 2010 and Make-A-Wish Canada flew her and her family to L.A. with all expenses covered.
The evening was filled with entertainment and the sounds of laughter from all the children. Activities such as face painting, airbrushed tattoos and balloon animals kept everyone busy having fun. Some of the Power Unit Members enjoyed meeting and interacting with the children whose wishes have been granted by Make-A-Wish Canada. The program also included a lovely glee performance by the group called the Aces and an interactive magic show. For pictures from that night, please visit our PUYO Facebook page here and our Night It Up! Facebook page here.
Through the generosity of the supportors of Make-A-Wish all over the world, millions of wishes have been granted to this day. As an organization that values youth development, empowerment and philanthropy, Power Unit Youth Organization is proud to have Make-A-Wish as our beneficiary for this year. We hope that our hard work will help make Justin’s wish come true, and also help give him the strength to fight through his medical treatments.