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US Restaurants, Inc./Burger King Teams Up with Make-A-Wish® to Fulfill Local Children’s Wishes
Beginning April 1, 34 area Burger King Restaurants in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester counties and South Jersey will host a fundraiser inviting guests to purchase a paper star for $1 and proceeds will benefit local kids.
For Immediate Release Contact: Karen Traten
March 24, 2014 215-987-3147
Blue Bell, PA – US Restaurants, a Blue Bell based company and franchisee of 34 area Burger King Restaurants located in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester counties and South Jersey, is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish. Beginning April 1, customers can make a lasting impact on the lives of local children by stopping by a participating restaurant and purchasing a paper star for $1. The stars will be added to Burger King’s growing Wall of Wishes and guests will know that they helped share the power Of a wish®. The life-altering benefits of a wish fulfilled have been revealed in a recent Wish Impact Study as 97 percent of wish families and 96 percent of health professionals observe increases in wish kids’ emotional health, 81 percent of parents observed an increased willingness by their wish kids to comply with treatment protocols, and 74 percent of parents saw the wish experience as a positive turning point in the wish kids’ battle against their illnesses. “We are grateful to the team at USR/Burger King for helping to inspire and support children as they fight for their lives each day. We hope the community will continue to support their efforts to help grant more wishes,” stated Dennis J. Heron, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes and has granted more than 220,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia & Susquehanna Valley serves Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montgomery, Perry and Philadelphia counties. For more information, please call us toll free at 1-877-ONE WISH or visit philasv.wish.org