October 17th will be a special day on Classic Hits Radio. It's a day we step up together to help make life a little brighter for kids with critical illnesses.
CHILDREN'S WISH DAY is a partnership of the Golden West Radio network of stations across Saskatchewan and Children's Wish Foundation. All the money we raise together on October 17th will be used to bring dreams alive for kids who need some happiness in their life.
Kristen Grenchi from the Children's Wish Foundation tells us how it works.
"The child gets to choose their one most heartfelt wish. There are typically travel wishes and celebrity wishes and item wishes. We really work to customize wishes as best we can to allow them to meet the child's needs. Our wish coordinator will work with the family to talk through the wish and find the best fit and help to grant that wish for them".
The power of a wish is backed up by science. Kristen explained to us what recent studies have shown.
"The impact is profound. We found there is an impact on emotions, on distraction, and there is a physical impact, and these are impacts that last"
Donate to the children's wish organization at http://www.childrenswish.ca/