cecily 1Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 12:00 p.m. 

Location: Skydive the Ranch, 55 Sand Hill Road, Gardiner, New York. Spectators encouraged!

Hello! Thank you for checking out Wish Jump! Wish Jump 2019 is the ninth annual skydiving fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York – the most unique and exciting fundraiser in the Capital Region – and beyond. It is the only ongoing skydiving fundraiser for Make-A-Wish in the country!

In 2011, after I finished my first year as a volunteer wish granter with Make-A-Wish Northeast New York, I decided I wanted to organize a fundraiser for the local chapter. I really wanted to do something with a little more adrenaline than a bake sale. Having gone skydiving in 2003 while in Hawaii, this seemed like the perfect alternative to cookies and bundt cake.

Each year a team of Wish Jump participants (“Wish Jumpers”) spend a few months fundraising, and then we all come together to spend an exciting day skydiving at Skydive the Ranch while family, friends, and spectators watch and cheer from the ground. Since 2011, over 100 Wish Jumpers, including chapter CEO William Trigg, Ph.D., have participated in this event and have raised over $250,000. Funds raised are used for granting wishes to local wish children who live in the 518 region and who are living with critical illnesses. Our fundraising goal this year is $39,999! 

Make-A-Wish® grants the heartfelt wishes of children and teens battling critical illnesses, enhancing the child’s life experience with hope, strength, and joy. Inspired by wish children and their families who bravely face fear and uncertainty as they cope with critical illnesses, Wish Jumpers raise money that helps make wishes come true, and then come together to test their own bravery by skydiving on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Thank you so very much for your ongoing support. This ain’t no bake sale!

– Mary Kenney

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

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