A video by Andrew Abes and Shannon Elliot
If you had one wish, what would it be? For some, a trip to a remote area, a chance to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, or a concert for the band you have only dreamt of seeing live. But what if you were a child faced with a life-threatening medical condition, what would you wish for then? The Make-A-Wish Foundation® is an organization dedicated to raising money to grant wishes for children with life-threatening conditions. Students in the Faculty of Health Sciences welcome this opportunity to improve the quality of life for these children and their families. Our ‘Dream Team’ is dedicated to changing their lives, one wish at a time.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southwestern Ontario Chapter has been in operation for 24 years and has granted over 830 wishes to children throughout the region. The Faculty of Health Sciences Students’ Council and Soph Team has established a branch with this Chapter. Our dedicated group of councilors and volunteers aim to raise money and awareness for the Foundation each year. Coffeehouses, awareness days, clothing sales, and specialty events are held around campus to ensure we reach our fundraising goals. The enthusiasm and passion of the Dream Team will allow us to continue to grant a wish each school year.
We can’t do it without you! Students in all years and faculties are welcome to volunteer and we encourage everyone to come out to our events. Stop by our booth in the UCC during Volunteer Week, join our Facebook group to stay informed, and visit our website for regular updates.
We have the chance to make every wish a reality.
Let’s do it!
Erica Barbazza, Chris Pellerin, Jordan VanderEnde, and Shannon Elliot
The Dream Team Executive
Please visit the Dream Team on facebook and twitter!