Wish for kids

Sponsors and donors raised enough to make dreams come true for some 30 kids in Quebec with life-threatening diseases.

About 30 severely ill children in Quebec will be granted a special wish thanks to the generosity of donors and the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.

The charity’s 15th annual Golf Classic at Terrebonne’s Le Mirage Golf Club last week netted $280,655 for the foundation, which since 1983 has worked tirelessly to allow more than 25,000 children aged 3 to 17 with a life-threatening disease to realize their greatest dream with their family. Some 350 people turned out for a day of golf and an evening animated by comedian Martin Vachon and illusionist Alain Choquette, while hearing testimonials from dream recipients. Executive-director of the Children’s Wish Foundation in Quebec Juli Meilleur emphasized the invaluable contribution of the Golf Classic partners since its debut in 2005: “by gathering to play a friendly Golf round, our partners bring hope and joy to many Quebec families.”

For the past 15 years, the children’s dream Golf Classic has brought together nearly 5,600 golfers and raised nearly $4 million dollars to grant dreams to more than 400 sick children.

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