Minneapolis, MN (Dec. 14, 2016) – Polaris®, in partnership with Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, is working to make the holiday season a little brighter for more Canadian wish children.
Snowmobile racer, snowcross champion, and world-record holder, Levi LaValee, will present a 120 INDY youth snowmobile to Children’s Wish on Dec. 15, though The Weather Network’s Get Out This Winter segments. The segments, which begin at 6 a.m. EST and run throughout the day, will be broadcast live across Canada from Polaris dealership Peak Powersports in Barrie, Ontario. LaVallee also will talk about snowmobiling for the whole family.
“Polaris is honored to provide this special gift to Children’s Wish,” said Chris Wolf, vice president of Polaris’ Snowmobile Division. “We hope the snowmobile will provide some extra joy this holiday season.”
Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the authority in Canadian wish granting for more than 30 years and nearly 25,000 wishes. The foundation is dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
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About Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada
Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest all Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For more than 30 years, Children’s Wish has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to nearly 25,000 children and their families.
Last year we granted nearly 1200 wishes, our largest wish granting year in our 32 year history. With the help of our generous donors and volunteers, we will continue to meet the increasing need of Canadian children to realize their single-most heartfelt wish.Children’s Wish grants approximately three wishes each and every day, all year long. Already this year, the Ontario chapter has granted 172 wishes and are working on fulfilling 600 more. Since 1984, the Ontario Chapter has granted close to 5,000 wishes. Each wish is carefully structured to meet the particular needs of the child and their family.
We continue to receive strong wish referral support through our medical community relationships to grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. Now more than ever, we are encouraging Canadians to donate and support Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada to help us continue to grant the next most heartfelt wish. Children’s Wish is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information and to donate.