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Make-A-Wish® North Dakota Launches Families For Wishes Inviting Families to Give Back this Holiday Season

Nov 24, 2020 01:31PM ● By Med Magazine

This holiday season, Make-A-Wish North Dakota is calling on  families across the state to create a new tradition of delivering hope and joy to children  fighting critical illnesses through a new Families For Wishes activation.  

Communities of families, friends and more can create their own unique Families For Wishes  fundraising page at and raise funds to help grant life changing wishes. Families For Wishes provides a new approach to fundraising in support of  the Make-A-Wish mission by inviting individuals near and far to leverage technology to  come together and give back. 

“By creating a Families For Wishes page and donating to Make-A-Wish North Dakota this  holiday season, you and your family can join us in bringing joy back into a the lives of local  children,” said Billi Jo Zielinski, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish North Dakota. “Hope is  essential, and we are excited to introduce this opportunity to establish new traditions during  these challenging times.” 

Signing up is as easy as one-two-three: 

1. Visit  

2. Join the Make-A-Wish North Dakota team to raise funds to support local families. 

3. Create a family fundraising page, add a picture and begin fundraising! 

The Families For Wishes activation will make it possible for more wish kids like 12-year-old  Iris to experience the power of a wish. Iris’ wish to see snow delivered her and her family joy  amidst her battle against a brain tumor. 

“Her diagnosis changed a lot - we went from planning everything to living in the moment  because we didn't know what was going to happen next," said Kristin, Iris' mom.  

Iris’ wish was the first time in three years Iris and her family did not think about her illness. “All we did was spend time together and enjoy each other’s company," said Kristin.

For a child fighting a critical illness, every day of waiting for a wish is one too many. To  learn more about Make-A-Wish and how to make life-changing wishes possible for children with  critical illnesses by joining a Families For Wishes team, visit