On April 29, more than 30 years to the day after a young leukemia patient named Chris was granted his wish to be a police officer for a day, Make-A-Wish® supporters around the globe will celebrate World Wish Day®, in honor of the wish that sparked a global wish-granting movement.
Make-A-Wish marks World Wish Day with celebrations throughout the United States and in the 47 other countries in which it operates by celebrating the wishes being granted on that day. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with a life-threatening medical condition approximately every 23 minutes somewhere in the world.
Since April 29, 1980, more than 280,000 children with life-threatening medical conditions around the world to have their most heartfelt wishes fulfilled by Make-A-Wish. Today is a day on which we invite people everywhere to rededicate themselves to support the life-changing act of granting wishes.