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Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:00 a.m. 

Rain date: July 27, 2014 9:00 a.m. or TBD

Saratoga Skydiving Adventures, 288 Brownville Road, Gansevoort NY. Spectators encouraged!

Wish Jump 2014 is the fourth annual skydiving fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York – the most exciting fundraiser in the Capital Region! In 2011, local attorney and volunteer wish granter, Mary Kenney, wanted to have a fundraiser for the local chapter, but she wanted to do something that involved a little more adrenaline than a bake sale. Having gone skydiving in 2003 during a summer semester at the University of Hawaii School of Law, skydiving seemed like the perfect alternative to cookies and bundt cake.

Wish Jump participants spend a few months fundraising, and then come together to spend an exciting day skydiving at Saratoga Skydiving Adventures, while family, friends, and spectators watch and cheer from the ground. Between 2011 and 2013, 58 Wish Jumpers, including chapter CEO William Trigg, Ph.D., have participated in this event and have raised almost $70,000. The fundraising goal this year is $35,000.

Make-A-Wish® grants the heartfelt wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, enhancing the child’s human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Inspired by wish children and their families who bravely face fear and uncertainty as they cope with, and most often overcome, life-threatening medical conditions, Wish Jumpers will raise money that helps make wishes come true, and then come together to test their own bravery by skydiving on Saturday, July 26, 2014. 

This ain’t no bake sale.

For more information, e-mail Mary Kenney at wishjump@gmail.com. 

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