What is Make-A-Wish?

“We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.”

Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors, and entire communities.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® was founded in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 97,000 children worldwide.

Although it has become one of the world’s most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.

A network of more than 25,000 volunteers enable the Make-A-Wish Foundation® to serve children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers serve as wish granters, fund raisers, special events assistants, and in numerous other capacities.

As the Foundation continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast. Wish children of the past, present, and future will have an opportunity to share the power of a wish®.

Slay-A-Thon was created to use the love of all things Buffy and Pop Culture while raising funds for a charity that gave potential slayers to do good in the world. Slay-A-Thon is an event strictly for an enjoyable way to grant wishes to children who need a break from the harsh reality of doctors and hospitals and do what they wish for. It is an instant reward for donors to see the good they do in the world. Paying it forward with pop culture!