Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada – July 6, 2023 – Saskatchewan Blue Cross (SBC) and Make-A-Wish Canada are proud to strengthen their ongoing partnership, which has been dedicated to granting life-changing wishes for children facing critical illnesses. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in our shared commitment to supporting our community and making a positive impact on the lives of children and families across Saskatchewan.
As Make-A-Wish Canada celebrates its 40th anniversary, they have embarked on an extraordinary mission to send 40 wish children and their families to the magical world of Disney on July 18th. Through the enduring partnership between Make-A-Wish® and Saskatchewan Blue Cross, we are honored to continue playing a pivotal role in fulfilling the wishes of local children.
“We are honored to continue our partnership with Make-A-Wish Canada in granting life-changing wishes to children facing critical illnesses. At Saskatchewan Blue Cross, we believe in the power of hope and the transformative impact it can have on the lives of these courageous children and their families. Together with Make-A-Wish Canada, we are dedicated to creating moments of joy and unforgettable memories that will inspire and uplift our community. This partnership is a testament to our shared commitment to making a positive difference and bringing smiles to the faces of those who need it most” said Kelly Wilson, President and CEO of Saskatchewan Blue Cross.
Last week, representatives from Saskatchewan Blue Cross and Make-A-Wish® Canada had the privilege of delivering the life-changing news to our wish child, who will soon embark on an unforgettable trip to Disney World. The recipient wish child was greeted with an exciting assortment of gifts, treats, vibrant balloons, and delicious cupcakes. The sheer joy and overwhelming gratitude expressed by the wish child was truly touching.
Our ongoing partnership with Make-A-Wish Canada represents a shared commitment to transforming lives and spreading hope among those who need it most.
Saskatchewan Blue Cross is excited about the opportunities this continued partnership will bring, and we look forward to making more dreams come true for children facing critical illnesses. By joining forces with Make-A-Wish Canada, we are confident that together, we can create a brighter future for the children and families of Saskatchewan.
About Make-A-Wish Canada
Make-A-Wish Canada is an independently operating affiliate of Make-A-Wish international. We create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, and we are on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, operating in 50 countries. Here in Canada, we serve children in every community from coast to coast to coast.
Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 37,000 wishes across the country, over 1,000 last year alone.
About Saskatchewan Blue Cross
For more than 75 years, Saskatchewan Blue Cross® has been committed to delivering exceptional health and wellness benefits, travel insurance and life insurance solutions to Saskatchewan residents and employers. A locally based, not-for-profit organization, it’s recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, one of the Top 100 Companies in Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s Top 100 Brands (as part of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross® Plans), and proudly supports the wellbeing of more than 200,000 members. With a mission to empower communities on their journey to whole health and wellness, and a vision for a future of lifelong health and wellbeing for every person in Saskatchewan, this team is committed to advancing and benefiting the communities they call home. Learn more at: www.sk.bluecross.ca.
Cheryl de Villiers
Director, Marketing & External Affairs