WICHITA— Make-A- Wish® Kansas is excited to announce its sixth annual Swim To A Wish event, a 100-mile swimming relay marathon to raise money to grant life-changing wishes for
children with critical illnesses.
This year’s event will take place February 23-25 at participating
schools. The fundraising goal is $75,000, enough to grant wishes for more than seven Kansas kids.
Started by Campus High School swim coach and wish dad Kelly Kennedy in 2013, Swim To A Wish will involve swim teams from several area high schools, including Campus, Derby, Newton, Salina Central, Salina South, Wichita East, Wichita North, and Wichita Northwest.
Since its inception, Swim To A Wish has raised over $160,000 for Make-A- Wish® Kansas through individual and corporate donations. “I know from experience the hope that a granted wish can bring to a family,” says Coach Kennedy. “It brings me so much joy to see our swimmers rally around the wish kids and their
families to bring them the same hope.”
“It’s amazing to see the dedication and passion of the swimmers,” says Make-A- Wish® Kansas CEO LeAnne Miller. “But even more gratifying is the knowledge that families will make
memories and kids will receive needed hope, strength, and joy through having their wishes granted.”
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact LeAnne Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or (316) 202-9489.About Make-A- Wish® Kansas
Make-A- Wish® Kansas exists to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in order to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Since granting
its first wish in January 1985, the organization has granted over 1,500 wishes. The Kansas chapter serves 99 out of 105 counties in the state.
Make-A- Wish® Kansas is a 501(c)3 organization reporting to a 12-15 member Board of Directors. The chapter office is located at 1144 N. St. Francis in Wichita. Almost 100 volunteers
serve the organization in a variety of ways, most of them focused on wish-granting activities. For
more information, visit www.kansas.wish.org.