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Date

November 17, 2014

Puppy Wish Comes True for Jefferson County Girl

Saniyah, who has neuroblastoma, knew exactly what kind of puppy she wanted - a white female poodle that she would name Minnie Monet Barber. With help from Petland, Make-A-Wish® Central New York was able to find Saniyah her dream puppy.

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Date

November 07, 2014

Location

Syracuse, NY

2015 Make-A-Wish® Calendar Announcement

The 2015 Make-A-Wish® Central New York calendar is now available for purchase. Every year, Make-A-Wish Central New York creates calendars that are sold to the public and utilized to generate awareness.

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Date

October 30, 2014

Northern New York Wish Granter Volunteer Training

Make-A-Wish® Central New York will host a volunteer wish granter training session in Massena on Monday, Nov. 10 at 5:00 p.m. The training will be held at the Daily Courier-Observer, 1 Harrowgate Commons, Massena.

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Date

October 17, 2014

Location

Utica, NY

Utica College Hockey to Host Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Central New York

The Utica College Hockey Team will be fundraising for Make-A-Wish® Central New York this season by raffling off chances to have dinner with players. Raffle tickets will be sold at every home game throughout the 2014-2015 season beginning with the team’s home-opener against Castleton State on November 1st at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.

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Date

October 16, 2014

Location

Skaneateles, N.Y.

Make-A-Wish® Central New York sends Skaneateles boy to Hawaii

Twelve-year-old Nate’s wish was to go to Haiiwa. In September, he and his family made the trip and, for a week, got to snorkel, swim with dolphins, and visit a volcano.

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Date

September 26, 2014

Location

Dewitt, NY

FM High School senior builds 6,300-square-foot haunted attraction

Beginning Friday Oct. 3, Central New York will get to check out the area’s latest haunted attraction – “The Forbidden Realm,” a 6,300-square-foot scare-fest to benefit Make-A-Wish® Central New York.

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Date

August 21, 2014

Location

Port Crane, NY

Make-A-Wish® Central New York unveils wheelchair-accessible treehouse

Kalen Kulas, who has spinal muscular atrophy type 2 and is wheelchair-bound, wished for a treehouse “with three windows and a place to play bunko.”

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Date

August 04, 2014

Location

Whitesboro, NY

Whitesboro Girl's Zookeeper Wish Comes True

If you could have a wish come true, what would it be? For 11-year-old Joelle Loomis, it was getting the opportunity to interact with and feed baby animals.

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Date

July 25, 2014

Location

Johnson City, NY

Make-A-Wish Central New York Seeks Volunteers In The Southern Tier

Make-A-Wish Central New York CEO and President Diane Kuppermann is positive that there is something within the organization that anyone can be passionate about. She urges anyone thinking about volunteering to give it a try. “We cannot do what we do without volunteers,” she said. “They are the lifeline of the organization, they are absolutely essential.”

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Date

July 23, 2014

Location

Waddington, NY

Make-A-Wish® Central New York Seeks Volunteers in Northern New York

Make-A-Wish Central New York CEO and President Diane Kuppermann is positive that there is something within the organization for everyone. She urges anyone thinking about volunteering to give it a try.

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Date

July 23, 2014

Location

Syracuse, NY

Make-A-Wish® Central New York Announces New Team Members

Make-A-Wish® Central New York is pleased to announce its newest team members, Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager Jennifer Snyder, of Fulton, and PR/Communications Manager Dyana Smolen, of Oneida.

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Date

July 23, 2014

Location

Syracuse, NY

Southern Tier Boy’s Shopping Spree Wish Comes True

Make-A-Wish® Central New York arranged for Devon, who has cystic fibrosis, and his family to travel to Destiny USA in Syracuse for a daylong shopping spree.

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Date

July 23, 2014

Location

Sterling , NY

Sterling Boy To Meet The New York Yankees Courtesy of Make-A-Wish®

Wish Kid Kyle Malcott, of Sterling, is about to experience a wish come true. He and his family will soon meet the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

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Date

July 18, 2014

Location

Fayetteville, NY

Make-A-Wish® Central New York Announces 1500th Wish

Fayetteville resident and Wish Kid Rebecca Rolnick, 17, found out she will be going on a Costa Rican eco-adventure

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Date

July 10, 2014

Location

Brewerton, NY

Baldwinsville ‘Wish Kid’ surprised with camper wish

Wish Kid Jude was surprised with the unveiling of his very own camper.

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Date

July 08, 2014

Location

Syracuse, NY

27th annual Onondaga Beverage Make-A-Wish® Open

Make-A-Wish® Central New York is pleased to announce that its 27th Annual Onondaga Beverage Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament, held June 2nd at the Bellevue Country Club in Syracuse, netted $34,385 in support of the organization. This year’s event was held in honor of Wish Kid Jordan Jardine of Owego.

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Date

May 08, 2014

Location

Syracuse, NY

27th Annual Onondaga Beverage Make-A-Wish Open 2014

For more than two decades, golfers have come together for this competitive golf tournament to help make wishes come true for children in Central New York. For the first time ever, your team can choose Team Best Ball or Captain & Crew.

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Date

April 24, 2014

Location

Syracuse, NY

Dunkin' Donuts Partners With The Make-A-Wish® Central New York

Guests who contribute $1 to the Make-A-Wish® at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Central New York will receive a Make-A-Wish Star Donut. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York.

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Date

April 14, 2014

Location

Syracuse, NY

Walk on the Wild Side 2014

Make-A-Wish® Central New York is proud to present an all-new, family friendly event: Walk on the Wild Side, honoring the Heitkamp family. This exciting new event will be a large fundraiser for the charity and will provide participants with the opportunity to win great prizes including an all-expense paid trip to DISNEY for four.

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Date

April 11, 2014

Location

Syracuse, NY

Run Rob Run!
Just over 24-hours until the start of the 54 mile run!

President of Syracuse University Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, Rob Faugno and his PIKE brothers are raising funds for wishes in a unique way. Rob Faugno, nephew to Buddy Valastro, AKA the Cake Boss, will run 54 miles on Friday, April 11 to fundraise for Central New York wishes.

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Date

April 08, 2014

Location

Binghamton, NY

16th Annual Nelcorp Make-A-Wish Open

Make-A-Wish® Central New York invites the public to take part in the 16th annual Nelcorp Make-A-Wish Open in honor of local Wish Kid, Lizzy Thompson.

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Date

March 17, 2014

Location

Syracuse

Syracuse University Wishmaker on Campus® Follows in Famous Family Footsteps to Help Make Wishes Come True!

Make-A-Wish Central New York is pleased to announce for a second year in a row the Syracuse University Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is raising funds for wishes, again in a unique way. Rob Faugno, nephew to Buddy Valastro, AKA the Cake Boss, will run 54 miles

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Date

March 05, 2014

Location

Syracuse, NY

Charity Partner in 2014 Boilermaker

Make-A-Wish® Central New York is pleased to announce that they have been chosen one of the eleven Charity Partners for the Boilermaker Road Race and will offer 50 runners a chance to participate in the 2014 Boilermaker Road Race as part of the race’s charity bib program.

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Date

March 03, 2014

Location

Binghamton, NY

Southern Tier 5K Run Walk for Wishes

Registration is now open for Make-A-Wish® Central New York’s annual Southern Tier 5K Run/Walk for Wishes®. This year’s event is in honor of wish kid Jeremiah.

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Date

January 20, 2014

Location

Syracuse, NY

Make-A-Wish® Central New York Promotes New Program Services Manager

Make-A-Wish® Central New York is pleased to announce that Amanda Timmerman has been promoted to Program Services Manager.

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Press Contact

Dyana Smolen
PR / Communications Manager
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY  13057

Phone : (315) 475-9474
Fax : (315) 475-9476
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5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 475-9474
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