To mark World Wish Day 2019, Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada partners with UFC® to reveal to 10 local children their wishes are about to be granted. This giant wish reveal is the largest single wish reveal ever for the local organization which is on track to grant 175 wishes this year. Wish children who learn about their wishes at this event will start receiving their respective wishes in the days following the reveal and throughout the summer.
The tremendous work with the Make a Wish Foundation and UFC continued as on World Wish Day, as 10 kids were able to see their wishes come true in what was the largest wish reveal in Southern Nevada’s history. The theme for the 2019 World Wish Day was ‘where there is a wish there is a way.’
The UFC was able to raise $250,000 for wishes last year to continue their ongoing relationship with the Make a Wish organization. The kids will open their wish proclamation scrolls, learning that their wish is coming true. This will be a surprise for the kids and their families, who are
About Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is part of one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children living in Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda Counties. With the help of generous donors and more than 500 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada has granted 2,000 wishes since its inception in 1996.Visit Make-A-Wish at snv.wish.org.
UFC® is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. UFC boasts more than 278 million fans worldwide and has produced over 460 events in 24 countries since its inception in 1993. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, Endeavor, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 165 countries and territories to more than 1.0 billion TV households worldwide in 40 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS®, a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.
attending the event unaware of the surprise wish reveal.
“Our generous partner, UFC, has once again stepped up to help us make dreams come true,” said Caroline Ciocca, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada. “Last year, UFC raised more than $250,000 to help us grant more wishes. We know our wish kids and families will be treated like royalty at this upcoming Record-Breaking Wish Reveal hosted and underwritten by UFC and its team members. This event and partnership is the perfect way to mark World Wish Day in Southern Nevada.”
In addition to holding the event at its global corporate headquarters, UFC, a long-time Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada partner, will host a celebratory lunch inside its courtyard and provide the 15 children and their families with custom posters that were made for each child by UFC team members.