These Wish Supporters Raise Money with a Real Leap of Faith
Did you ever want to scratch skydiving off your bucket list?! If the answer is YES, well here’s an opportunity to have fun while donating to an outstanding cause!
Wish Jump 2018, will be the EIGHTH annual skydiving fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Northeast New York! This is the only annual skydiving fundraiser for a Make-A-Wish chapter in the country, and it’s planned for Saturday, July 21.
It all started back in 2011, when Mary Kenney finished her 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” said Kenney.
Each year a team of Wish Jump participants (“Wish Jumpers”) spend a few months fundraising, and then all come together to spend an exciting day at Skydive the Ranch in Gardiner, NY, while family, friends, and spectators watch and cheer from the ground.
Since 2011, nearly 100 Wish Jumpers, including chapter CEO Bill Trigg, have participated in this event. Jumpers have raised more than $200,000 to help grant wishes to local children and teens with critical illnesses. While Wish Jumpers both raise money and test their bravery, those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground can also help, by sponsoring a jumper, or simply making a donation.
Many of the Wish Jumpers also organize events to raise money for their individual fundraising goals, while a donation of $150 or more makes the donor an “honorary wish jumper” and gets their name listed on the web site. For more information, to donate, or to sign up, go to http://www.wishjump.com, or contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.