Make-A-Wish presentation to be held Jan. 23 at hospital


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The Virgin Islands chapter of Make-A-Wish will host a presentation in the Sun Room at Schneider Hospital at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 to inform members of the community about the program and its goal to make grants wishes to eligible youngsters.

Members of the organization will address the St Thomas-St. John Sickle Cell parent Support Group.

The guest speakers are Dr. Mark Livingston, medical adviser and advisory council member of the local Make A Wish chapter and Advisory Council member Cheryl Rink.

The topic of the meeting will be an introduction to Make-A-Wish U.S. Virgin Islands and how a child can qualify for a wish.

For information about the meeting, contact Meuriel Adams at 514-4400 or muriel.adams@gmail.com.

The average cost of a wish is $5,000. Make-A-Wish U.S. Virgin Islands completes its mission without federal or state funding, raising money through corporate sponsorships, special events, foundation grants and individual contributions.

For more information about the local Make-A-Wish chapter, call 513-8213 or email walkforwishesusvi@gmail.com.

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