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Dianas Shopping Spree Granted


February 15, 2012


Elmira, NY

Elmira, N.Y. – Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central New York will grant a very special wish on Saturday, February 25, 2012 when Diana, 16, is granted a shopping spree that would make any teenager jealous.Diane Lowery-2 Diana will be escorted by limo to the Arnot Mall in Horseheads, N.Y. and will arrive at 10 a.m. in the movie theater’s underground parking lot. Diana’s family and friends will join her for this wonderful day and they welcome the public to come support her as she begins her shopping spree!

Diana’s day will begin at GameStop, where something very special has been prepared for her! When the time comes to refuel, Diana and her parents, brother and family friend will enjoy lunch at Ruby Tuesday so they can continue to shop until they drop! Many stores at the Arnot Mall are anxiously awaiting Diana’s wish day and have donated gift cards, discounts and gift baskets to help enhance her day.

“It would be nice for the public to come see Diana arrive and cheer her on as she starts her shopping spree,” said Heather Chappell, Diana’s wish-granter. “She has an infectious smile, big heart and positive attitude, even after all she has been through.”

Incorporated in 1985, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to granting special wishes to children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 who are living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York has granted over 1300 Wishes since its inception. In granting a favorite wish, the Foundation strives to provide the wish child and family with extra-special memories of joy and laughter.

Make-A-Wish Foundation continues to “bring the magic of a wish” to special central New York kids because of the generous support of the central New York Community both individuals and corporations throughout the fifteen county region it serves. The counties being served are: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins.

For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation and to learn how you can become involved call (315) 475-WISH (9474) or (800) 846-WISH (9476) or email: Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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