Dreams Come True as Disney Donates $1 Million to Make-A-Wish
Disney is out to grant wishes today, on World Wish Day 2021!
While this morning’s unveiling of the amazing new Disney Wish was pretty incredible, The Walt Disney Company also announced one of the most important ways Disney is making wishes come true – by partnering with the Make-A-Wish.
Early in this morning’s “Once Upon A Disney Wish” presentation, Walt Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek announced that Disney is donating $1 million to Make-A-Wish, continuing in a partnership that spans 41 years.
Making wishes come true is a big part of Disney’s DNA, and on World Wish Day, I want to say how proud we are to partner with organizations like Make-A-Wish,”
Disney Cruise Line news reported that this particular donation is earmarked to support kids from backgrounds outside just the U.S., “as part of Disney’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.”
Statistically, half of the wishes granted by the Make-A-Wish foundation are Disney wishes. More than 145,000 since 1980, to be exact, a number The Walt Disney Company is proud to be a part of.
The finale of this morning’s “Wish” presentation featured Broadway Star Syndee Winters performing the perfectly appropriate “When You Wish Upon A Star” aboard the Disney Wish.
It turns out the star’s younger brother was a Disney Cruise recipient through Make-A-Wish when he was younger and Winters has never forgotten it.
Any chance I get, I stop what I’m doing to meet a young child who is part of Make-A-Wish because it means a lot to me, and it did great things for my family.”
“Once Upon A Disney Wish”
You can watch the full, amazing unveiling of the Disney Wish below. Look for Bob Chapek’s Make-A-Wish announcement, featuring actual wish recipients, at the 5:00 mark.
World Wish Day 2021
World Wish Day commemorates the first “wish” that launched the Make-A-Wish foundation in 1980. Each year, on April 29, supporters come together in celebration of the 500,000+ wishes that have been granted to some of the world’s most vulnerable tiny humans in 50 countries, on 5 continents.
Wishes make the impossible, possible — helping children replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope.”
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