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Disney dreaming

May 01, 2010

Thirty children from across the globe visited the Glendale Galleria Disney Store on Wednesday for a shopping spree as part of World Wish Day.

The children, all with life-threatening medical conditions, also received breakfast, a gift card and a meeting with Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Marking the 30th anniversary of the wish that inspired the foundation, the Disney Store in Glendale joined stores from Canada to Italy in what organizers said was the largest ever wish-granting day as part of a collaboration between the Disney Store and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The stores are also supporting the foundation with donations from the sale of tote bags, and this summer will designate a day for 10% of all sales to be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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This week marked three decades since a boy named Chris submitted his wish to become a police officer. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition every 25 minutes, and has granted more than 240,000 wishes worldwide since 1980, according to the organization.


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