May 1, 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.
October 1, 2009
Madeline Muldoon has realized a longtime dream — to attend the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York — and along with meeting the country’s top fashion designers, she got a lesson in U.S. history. The 17-year-old Burbank resident was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 18 months old. A life-threatening condition, the illness qualified her to receive a special gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Madeline hopes to someday work in the wardrobe department of a television show.
June 1, 2005
Downtown arts festival next week The Downtown Burbank Fine Arts Festival will return to Burbank from 10 a.m. to dusk June 11 and 12. The festival has grown to 80 artists and has expanded to include San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue. San Fernando will be closed to vehicle traffic Saturday and Sunday. Free parking is available in more than 9,000 parking spaces. The two-day outdoor exhibition is a juried collection of art for sale by leading commercial artists, designers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and jewelers from across California, Arizona and Nevada.
April 27, 2005
Rosette Gonzales Customers might have expected their dessert to melt when Nicolette Sheridan of "Desperate Housewives" served ice cream cake Monday at Cold Stone Creamery in Burbank. In exchange for a donation to the Make-A-Wish foundation, ice cream lovers and fans of the show received a free slice of ice cream cake from 5 to 8 p.m. But Sheridan, who plays Edie Britt on the prime-time soap about the private lives of suburbia housewives drew a crowd of paparazzi in addition to donations.
March 19, 2005
Providence High School hosted its fourth annual "Promise for the Future Gala" and 50th anniversary celebration on March 12 at the Lakeside Golf Club. Jack O'Neill, vice president of NBC Universal, received the school's highest accolade, the Pioneer Award, for his dedication to serving others through such organizations as Burbank Boys & Girls Club, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and others. Sister Lucille Dean, principal, who has announced her retirement after serving Providence High School for 25 years, also received a special award for her dedication to the education of young people and service to the community.
October 9, 2004
Jacqui Brown Travis Flores is a little small to tell a such a big tale about spiders. The spider, however, is not what scares him. Flores' real fear is living with a life-threatening disease every day -- cystic fibrosis. His passion for writing began at 5, so it was only a matter of time before one of his works went public. When he was 8, the "Make-A-Wish" foundation helped him fulfill a dream to write and publish a book. Travis, now 13, said the intention of his book was to give hope to other kids who are sick like him and to encourage them to never give up. "Now that the book is out, a lot of kids and adults are e-mailing me on my website," Travis said.
October 6, 2004
Make-A-Wish opens its Pumpkin Patch DOWNTOWN BURBANK -- Media City Center is sponsoring the mall's first-ever "Charity Pumpkin Patch," with proceeds to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. The Pumpkin Patch will be in Center Court's lower level and will feature hundreds of pumpkins, as well as squash, gourds and Indian corn. Matt Gallant, host of Animal Planet's "The Planet's Funniest Animals," kicks off the month-long fundraising event at 11 a.m. on Friday.
July 21, 2004
Seminar targets healthcare costs BURBANK -- To help businesses fight the rising costs of healthcare, Professionals in Human Resources Management is hosting a seminar titled "Managing Health Care Costs." The seminar is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Castaway restaurant, 1250 E. Harvard Road. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Tickets are $20 for members with reservations, $25 for members without. Guests pay $27 with reservations and $30 without.
November 29, 2003
Santa Claus and his entourage jump-started the holiday season Wednesday evening at Media City Center as part of the mall's first holiday parade. Snowmen, holiday elves, clowns, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, a teddy bear and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer started at 800 S. San Fernando Blvd. and traveled two blocks south to the IKEA Courtyard at 600 S. San Fernando Blvd. Santa greeted guests and lighted a 50-foot metal Christmas tree assembled earlier this month by off-duty Burbank firefighters.