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Date

September 22, 2016

Location

3949 River Rd, Toledo, OH 43614

YPAC Hosts 2nd Annual Dueling For Wishes

Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and their Toledo YPAC group will be hosting their 2nd annual Dueling For Wishes event. There will be two incredible pianists dueling it out to help raise money for wishes in the Northwest Ohio region. It will be an unforgettable night filled with great entertainment, food and drinks!

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Date

August 18, 2016

Location

13800 W Poe Rd, Bowling Green, OH 43402

Make-A-Wish® Partners With National Tractor Pulling Championships to Benefit Area Kids Aug. 18-21

Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana and the National Tractor Pulling Championships will once again team up to help local kids during the 50th anniversary of the four-day Championship event Aug. 18-21 in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Date

August 06, 2016

Location

114 W Lakeshore Drive, Kelleys Island, OH 43438

Make-A-Wish® Swim and Golf Cart Poker Run Events At Kelleys Island to Help Grant Wishes

Jeni Hammond and Cindra Mielke, on behalf of Make-A-Wish Ohio Kentucky & Indiana, will host their annual swim and golf cart poker run benefit August 6-7 to help grant the wishes of area kids battling life-threatening medical conditions. Registration is still open to the public. There are currently more than 100 eligible wish kids in northern Ohio awaiting the resources for their wish to come true.

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Date

August 05, 2016

Location

500 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Make-A-Wish® Looks to Raise $125,000 for Local Kids At Louisville Big Wish® Gala

One of the brightest nights for Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana, the organization will host its seventh annual Louisville BIG Wish® Gala, presented by UAW/Ford & Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky on Friday, August, 5, 2016 at The Seelbach Hilton Louisville. An event fundraising goal of $125,000 has been set to help make more wishes come true for local kids battling life-threatening medical conditions.

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Date

July 16, 2016

Location

Olentangy Orange High School

14th Annual Hoops For Hope Event To Be Held at Olentangy Orange High School on July 16

(Columbus, OH)— The Annual Hoops For Hope 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament to benefit Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana is slated for July 16 at Olentangy Orange High School in Lewis Center.

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Date

July 02, 2016

Location

Ridgeview Middle School, 4241 Rudy Rd, Columbus, OH 43214

Thirty-Six Youth Baseball Teams Participate in 7th Annual Firecracker Baseball Tournament to Make Wish Come True For Columbus Teen

Thirty-six Ohio baseball teams consisting of players ages 9-14 will participate in the North Columbus Sports’ 7th Annual Firecracker Baseball Tournament to raise money to grant a wish for Austin, this year’s honorary wish kid.

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Date

June 25, 2016

Location

Indianapolis, IN

Two Local Make-A-Wish® Kids Headed to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

On Saturday, June 25, two Indianapolis-area kids will be granted their wish to attend the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana Wish kids Cora, 13, of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Morgan, 17, of Campbellsville, Ky. will celebrate their wishes coming true at the Road to Rio Tour presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance.

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Date

June 21, 2016

Location

NCAA Hall of Champions, 700 West Washington St., Indianapolis, Ind. 46204

Make-A-Wish® Looks to Raise $136,000 for Hoosier Kids at 11th Walk For Wishes®

Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana will host its 11th Annual Walk for Wishes Presented by Allegiant at NCAA Hall of Champions on Saturday, June 25.

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Date

June 18, 2016

Location

Louisville, KY

Make-A-Wish® Celebrates 1,500th Kentucky Wish, Looks to Raise $50,000 at 6th Walk For Wishes®

Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana will host its 6th Annual Walk for Wishes at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium presented by Orr Safety Corporation on Saturday, June 18. Walkers and local wish kids hope to raise at least $50,000 to help grant more wishes for kids battling life-threatening medical conditions in Kentucky.

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Date

June 14, 2016

Location

Columbus, OH

Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana Nominated to Win a $75,000 Donation from DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana has been selected as a finalist for DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse’s Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark program.

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Date

June 11, 2016

Make-A-Wish® Looks to Grant Local Wishes in June Partnership with Cleveland Walgreens Stores

Walgreens of greater Cleveland is teaming up with Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana to help grant the wishes of local kids who are battling life-threatening medical conditions through an in-store donation drive at 85 area stores June 11-25, 2016.

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Date

June 11, 2016

Location

Cincinnati, OH

Make-A-Wish® Looks to Raise $80,000 for Cincinnati Kids at 13th Walk For Wishes®

Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana will host its 13th Annual Walk for Wishes Presented by Allegiant at Sawyer Point on Saturday, June 11. Walkers and local wish kids hope to raise at least $80,000 to help grant more wishes for kids battling life-threatening medical conditions in southern Ohio.

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Date

June 09, 2016

Location

Noblesville, IN

Purgatory Golf Club to Hold Golf Event to Benefit Make-A-Wish®

Purgatory Golf Club will host the fifth annual “Be A Hero 4 Kids” charity golf event on Thursday, June 9th to benefit Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. This event is presented by Farmers Insurance and Moore Restoration.

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Date

May 23, 2016

Location

Evansville Country Club, 3810 Stringtown Road, Evansville, IN 47711

Evansville Country Club to Hold Charity Golf Event to Benefit Make-A-Wish®

Evansville Country Club will host a charity golf event on Monday, May 23, 2016 to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. The event is presented by Evansville Surgical.

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Date

April 29, 2016

Location

Lexington, KY

Make-A-Wish® Grants Girl's Wish to Meet Zenyatta, Tour Keeneland on World Wish Day

A young horse and horse racing enthusiast will experience her dream of meeting Zenyatta on Friday, April 29 as Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana honors the 36th anniversary of the wish that inspired the founding of the international organization.

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Date

April 29, 2016

Location

2228 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43240

Make-A-Wish® Celebrates World Wish Day with Area Child's Wish, Visit from Founding Mother

A young Ohio wish child will experience his dream of following in his father’s footsteps to become a construction worker Friday, April 29 as Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana honors the 36th anniversary of the wish that inspired the founding of the international organization.

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Date

April 28, 2016

Location

Cleveland, OH

Local Make-A-Wish® Chapter Names Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Social Worker as Medical Professional of the Year

Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana has named Janna Shelby, as Medical Professional of the Year for northeast Ohio. The surprise announcement was made at the Cleveland BIG Wish® Gala on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

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Date

April 28, 2016

Location

Westin Cleveland Downtown, 777 St. Clair Avenue NE, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Make-A-Wish® Looks to Raise $420,000 for Cleveland Kids at Big Wish® Gala

Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana will host its annual Things Remembered Cleveland BIG Wish® Gala Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Westin Cleveland Downtown. An event fundraising goal of $420,000 has been set to help grant at least 50 wishes for local kids battling life-threatening medical conditions. There are currently more than 240 medically eligible wish kids in northeast Ohio.

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Date

April 28, 2016

Location

Cleveland, OH

Make-A-Wish® Names Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital As Hospital of the Year

Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana has named Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital as Hospital of the Year in northeast Ohio. The surprise announcement was made at the Cleveland BIG Wish® Gala on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

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Date

April 22, 2016

Location

Indianapolis, IN

Make-A-Wish® Looks to Raise $550,000 for Hoosier Kids at 11th Big Wish® Gala

Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana will host its annual Indianapolis BIG Wish® Gala Friday, April 22, 2016, at JW Marriott Indianapolis. Among the evening’s hosts is Dallas Clark, a longtime Make-A-Wish supporter. An event fundraising goal of $550,000 has been set to help make nearly 70 wishes come true for local kids battling life-threatening medical conditions.

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Date

April 09, 2016

Location

Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Make-A-Wish® to Surprise Local Siblings at Columbus Big Wish® Gala April 9

Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana will host its annual Columbus BIG Wish® Gala Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Hilton Columbus Downtown to benefit Central Ohio kids battling life-threatening medical conditions. The event is presented by Discover Financial Services.

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Date

April 09, 2016

Location

Columbus, OH

Local Make-A-Wish® Chapter Names Nationwide Children's Hospital Social Worker as Medical Professional of the Year

Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana has named Lynn Finefrock, as Medical Professional of the Year for central Ohio. The surprise announcement was made at the Columbus BIG Wish® Gala on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

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Date

April 06, 2016

Location

Fort Wayne, IN

City of Fort Wayne and Make-A-Wish® Set to Welcome Missouri Child Whose Wish is to Visit Peg Perego Plant

On April 6, locally-based Peg Perego, Visit Fort Wayne, and Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana will roll out the red carpet for seven-year-old Jackson, of Glendale, Mo., whose heartfelt wish is to see where his favorite ride-on Gator vehicles are made. Jackson has been diagnosed with Shone’s Complex, a congenital heart condition that limits his ability to play and run outdoors.

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Date

March 23, 2016

Location

Fort Wayne, IN

Fort Wayne Wish Child to Receive Three-Seasons Room from Make-A-Wish® Days Ahead of Third Birthday

A beloved Fort Wayne wish kid will have all the space needs to play with family and friends as her wish for a three-seasons room is granted by Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana on March 23.* Wish kid Addyson, who turns three on March 27, is battling Oculo-Auriculo-Frontonasal Syndrome (OAFNS), a rare and complex craniofacial condition that requires her to limit sun exposure.

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Date

March 18, 2016

Location

Indianapolis, IN

Sixteen Local Women Honored at W.I.S.H Luncheon by Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana

Sixteen Indianapolis area women collectively raised more than $100,000 – and counting – for Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana at its inaugural W.I.S.H. (Women Inspiring Strength and Hope) luncheon today at Conrad Indianapolis.

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Date

March 14, 2016

Location

Columbus, OH

Disneyland® Resort and Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana Invite Fans to “Share Your Ears” to Help Grant Wishes

To honor the 100,000th Disney wish granted globally, and in celebration of Disneyland Resort’s 60th Anniversary, Disneyland and Make-A-Wish® are inviting fans to Share Your Ears and share the power of a wish®.

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Date

March 11, 2016

Make-A-Wish® Looks to Raise $225,000 for Cincinnati Kids at Big Wish® Gala

Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana will host its annual Cincinnati BIG Wish® Gala Friday, March 11, 2016, at Cincinnati Music Hall. The event is presented by Western & Southern Financial Group and Capital Investment Group. An event fundraising goal of $225,000 has been set to help make more wishes come true for local kids battling life-threatening medical conditions. There are currently more than 160 medically eligible wish kids in southern Ohio and the average cost of a wish is $8,000.

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Date

February 27, 2016

Location

Nationwide Arena

Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana and Columbus Blue Jackets Partner To Make Wish Come True For Columbus Teen

Robby will have his wish to go on a Blue Jackets road trip to New York City revealed during a visit to the Jackets home game on Saturday, February 27.

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Date

February 25, 2016

Location

Toledo, OH

Local Make-A-Wish® Chapter Names Toledo Children's Hospital Social Worker as Medical Professional of the Year

Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana has named Kim Reno of Toledo Children’s Hospital as Medical Professional of the Year in Toledo. The surprise announcement was made at the Toledo BIG Wish® Gala on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

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Date

February 25, 2016

Make-A-Wish® Looks to Raise $175,000 for Local Kids at Toledo Big Wish® Gala

Make-A-Wish® Ohio Kentucky & Indiana will host its annual Toledo BIG Wish® Gala Thursday, February, 25, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn Toledo Perrysburg. An event fundraising goal of $175,000 has been set to help make more wishes come true for local kids battling life-threatening medical conditions. There are currently more than 80 eligible wish kids in northern Ohio.

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Columbus, OH  43235

Phone : (317) 522-4083
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Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Central Ohio Region
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Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Southern Ohio Region
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Indianapolis, IN 46278
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Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, Northwest Ohio Region
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