FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oreland, Pa- The members of the Springfield Aquatic Club held a Lap-A-Thon for Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at the Springfield High School pool. The students gave it their all and swam for hours, in an attempt to raise as much for Make-A-Wish as possible. The students were thrilled to present Make-A-Wish with a check for $4,442.00 this week.
Photo includes members of the Springfield Aquatic Club: Molly Maher, Katie Komorowski, Lauren Maher, Julia Cooney and McKayla McKeever (front) Mikayla Thornton, Development Associate at Make-A-Wish, Norah Conlin, Neve Conlin (back)
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 has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered 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. Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley has granted over 5900 Wishes since our Chapter’s inception in 1986. The Chapter serves Philadelphia and the surrounding counties, the Susquehanna Valley and New Castle County in Delaware. Visit Make-A-Wish at: www.philasv.wish.org to learn more.
Contact: Lorrie-Beth Kryzanowski, Development Director