Slay-A-Thon : Make-A-Wish Foundation Benefit
12-hours spent with fellow Whedonverse fans watching episodes of Buffy
the Vampire Slayer and Angel, silent and live auctions of goodies, games
and raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Illinois.
is the Make-A-Wish Foundation®?
"We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical
conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy."
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 97,000 children worldwide.
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
network of more than 25,000 volunteers enable the Make-A-Wish
Foundation® to serve children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Volunteers serve as wish granters, fund raisers, special events
assistants, and in numerous other capacities.
the Foundation continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast.
Wish children of the past, present, and future will have an opportunity
to share the power of a wish®.
Slay-A-Thon was created to use the love of all things Buffy and Angel
while raising funds for a charity that gave potential slayers to do good
in the world. Slay-A-Thon is an event strictly for an enjoyable way to
grant wishes to children who need a break from the harsh reality of
doctors and hospitals and do what they wish for. It is an instant reward
for donors to see the good they do in the world. Paying it forward with
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with
life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with
hope, strength, and joy.