This is the seventh year that the Buffalo Sabres have been working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It’s not uncommon for the Sabres to help them fulfill as many as three wishes each season, including two recent special meetings with Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller and alumnus Rob Ray. The Sabres also support the Make-A-Wish Radiothon each September through the donation of autographed memorabilia and discounted tickets.
Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 250,000 children around the world.
Although it has become one of the world's most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission. A network of nearly 25,000 volunteers enable the Make-A-Wish Foundation to serve children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities.