MONROE, NJ - March 29, 2013 ¬– Make-A-Wish® New Jersey, with the help of longtime supporter, WWE®, is sending 17-year-old Brittany Chamberlain of Wayne, NJ to WrestleMania® 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, April 7. Brittany is part of a group of 38 kids with life-threatening medical conditions from around the world who wished to attend sports entertainment’s biggest event.
Brittany and her family will travel to the New York City area on Thursday, April 4, for a weekend full of activities that culminates with WrestleMania 29 at MetLife Stadium. In addition to experiencing the excitement of WrestleMania 29, Brittany will:
• have exclusive opportunities to meet WWE Superstars and Divas including a private autograph session Friday, April 5;
• be inducted into the Circle of Champions at a luncheon with a surprise WWE Superstar at the Liberty Science Center on Saturday, April 6;
• attend the biggest fan event of the year, Fan Axxess, on Sunday, April 7.
WWE has been a supporter of Make-A-Wish for more than 30 years and is host to some of the most dedicated wish granters in the organization’s history. WWE’s popularity transcends generations, and accordingly, the wishes its talent have helped grant number in the thousands. WWE also has given a multi-year commitment to continue its support of Make-A-Wish and its wish-granting activities.
“The anticipation is building for what we know will be an incredible experience for Brittany. All of the wishes we grant for courageous children with life-threatening medical conditions provide wish kids and their families a break from treatment and give them a chance to return from their wish energized and inspired. It can be a life-changing experience,” said Tom Weatherall, CEO of Make-A-Wish New Jersey. “Make-A-Wish is fortunate to have WWE as a supporter who believes so strongly in our mission.”
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About Make-A Wish New Jersey
“The Make-A-Wish New Jersey grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Our mission reflects the life-changing impact that a wish has on children, families, referral sources, donors, and the greater community.Since 1983, Make-A-Wish New Jersey has brought hope, strength and joy to more than 7,300 seriously-ill children throughout all 21 counties in every city, town, and municipality in the Garden State.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 226,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.