Make-A-Wish Foundation Kicks Off Season Of Wishes

makeasmall.jpgFishbowl LA is partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation this year (See? We’re not all snark and bad manners). This puts us in a small, elite group of media sponsors:

KTTV-TV (FOX 11 LA), KSCI-TV (LA18), KOST-FM (103.5), Showtime Networks Inc., Multivu, PR Newswire, Cision, Los Angeles Magazine,, The Walt Disney Company

OK. Maybe not so small and elite. Still, we will be proudly reporting the wishes granted this holiday season — including one on Nov. 17 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, where Disney will grant one child his or her wish to visit Walt Disney World in Orlando.

The Season of Wishes kicked off on Friday at The Grove, featuring the tales of various wish children and an appearance by Kiely Williams of The Cheetah Girls.

For those of you who are just visiting from Mars, Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Not even we can find snark in that. To wit:

The Make-A-Wish Foundation also introduced 6-year-old Abel Chen, a wish child from Diamond Bar, Calif., whose wish to witness a space shuttle launch at Kennedy Center in Florida and hug an astronaut was granted in 2006. Upon his return, Able gave a big hug to Columbia Astronaut C. Gordon Fullerton in a very memorable public wish “welcome back” celebration at The Grove. For this year’s campaign, Abel’s smiling face is featured in his spacesuit and helmet on all of the 2007 campaign print and online materials, including billboards, brochures, print advertisements and flyers.

So check back here throughout the holiday season. Ho. Ho. Ho.