JOHNS CREEK, GA. – Northview High School’s Club Will-To-Live announced today that it has adopted a wish from Make-A-Wish Georgia for a child waiting for their wish to be granted. Working closely with Make-A-Wish Georgia, the students in Club Will-To-Live have planned two fundraising activities to raise the $10,000 needed to fund a wish.
On April 15 and May 7, the students are sponsoring a Will-To-Live Sports Night and Will-To-Live Movie Night, respectively, at Northview High School. The public is invited to attend both events; more information on them can be found at http://will-to-live.org/life-teammates/wtlwishgift2016/. All proceeds from these events will be donated to Make-A-Wish Georgia, and the child who will receive the Wish will be determined in the coming weeks.
“We decided the best way to inspire a ‘Will To Live’ was through helping other kids,” said Matt Pacifico, president of Northview High School’s Club Will-To-Live. ”We’re excited to be involved with Make-A-Wish Georgia and look forward to granting a Wish this May.”
Club Will-To-Live, in conjunction with The Will-To-Live Foundation, selected Make-A-Wish based on its mission to improve the lives and the “Will To Live” of teenagers. By working to improve the lives of other kids, the students have the opportunity to work closely with fellow students and to recognize the love and hope that exists around them. The Club has over 200 members and sponsors numerous events throughout the year.
“When we began the Will-To-Live Foundation, we felt it was important to have kids leading the way in defining our mission, goals and activities,” said John Trautwein, president of the Will-To-Live Foundation. ”We couldn’t be happier that the kids chose Make-A-Wish as the beneficiary of their fundraising efforts. Inspiring Hope is a key focus for both Make-A-Wish and Will-To-Live.”
The Will-To-Live Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is dedicated to preventing teen suicide by improving the lives and the ‘Will To Live’ of teenagers everywhere. The organization provides teens with education about mental health and encourages them to recognize the love and hope that exists in each other. For more information, visit http://www.will-to-live.org.
About Make-A-Wish® Georgia
Since 1995, Make-A-Wish Georgia has been granting the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience through hope, strength, and joy. In those 20 years, nearly 7,000 lives have been impacted by the “Power of a Wish™.”
Make-A-Wish Georgia is a movement, powered by you, to renew families and communities disrupted by serious childhood illness. We all have the power to make wishes comes true. To learn how you can become a part of the story, visit www.georgia.wish.org.