News February 18, 2015

Partners in Granting Wishes

For 30 years the Children’s Wish Foundation (CWF) has been fulfilling the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses. Blue Cross has been a proud partner of the CWF since 1997, helping to bring these dreams to life.

An exclusive agreement with Blue Cross across Canada enables the CWF to grant travel wishes anywhere in the world. Blue Cross plans provide free medical insurance, waiving the pre-existing condition exclusion for wish children so families can travel knowing their medical needs are fully supported. Over the past 17 years Blue Cross plans have provided peace of mind to nearly 10,000 travel wish families.

Saskatchewan Blue Cross has provided travel insurance for over 350 travel wishes since the partnership began. A child and family living with a life-threatening illness experiences frequent trips to the hospital, numerous missed days at school and work, and constant bouts of pain and anxiety. We are pleased to play a role in giving these courageous young people something in life to look forward to. In fact, it’s an honour to help Saskatchewan wish children and their families make happy memories that will last a lifetime.

We’ve been a strong supporter of the Children’s Wish Foundation Saskatchewan Chapter in other ways as well. From 2009-2013 we were the Title Sponsor of the Saskatchewan Blue Cross Swing & A Wish Golf Tournament and a Provincial Sponsor of the Wishmaker Walk for Wishes. You could find our employees engaged on the front lines at both these events, interacting with golfers, adding to the day’s fun, and helping raise funds for CWF wishes.

Read some of the amazing wish stories of the past 30 years.