Planning for Wish Jump 2013 is underway, and we’re super excited for another great event! Stay tuned for details coming soon!
Wish Jump is very thankful this holiday season for each and every one of its participants and supporters for two very successful years of fundraising for the children of Make-A-Wish Northeast New York. Your generosity, enthusiasm, and passion for Make-A-Wish and its mission is truly appreciated. We can’t wait for 2013!
We have been painfully reminded on more than one occasion this holiday season of how precious and short life can be. Wish Jump wishes all of you, and all of the children and families of Make-A-Wish, a very safe, healthy and joyous holiday season. Wish Jump hopes that your time spent with loved ones is longer, your hugs are tighter, and your laughter is louder. God bless, and blue skies!
Wish Jump 2012 participants and supporters send their deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to all of those impacted by the senseless shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. We understand that your sorrow is inexplicable at this time. Know that you will stay in our hearts and prayers now, and in the months ahead. God bless each of you.
To say yesterday was an amazing day doesn’t even begin to describe how well everything went for Wish Jump 2012.
25 flawless jumps thanks to Saratoga Skydiving Adventures, and $25,000 raised for Make-A-Wish Northeast New York. I’m a bit speechless this morning. MANY thanks to many people for your donations, hard work, generosity, and showing up to support friends and family.
Pictures and donation updates will be added in the days ahead, as donations continue to come in. Donations can continue to be made through mid-September.
Again, thank you everyone for everything!
The big day is almost here! Tomorrow’s weather forecast is, umm…PERFECT.
Family, friends, all are welcome to come out and spend the day watching 25 of us float from the sky at Saratoga Skydiving Adventures. We’ll have fresh squeezed lemonade by Main Squeeze Lemonade, and ice cream by Taylor Freezer of Albany, Inc. All proceeds from these sales will be donated to Make-A-Wish Northeast New York. Neighboring Airway Meadows Golf Course will also be on site with concessions.
The parking lot will fill early, so please park along Brownville Road. Cars should be kept off the grass. Please don’t park on the runway.
(That last part was a joke.)
Most importantly, thank you to every single one of our donors. We have all of you to thank for the success of this event – which means more wishes for local children with life threatening illnesses. Wishes that give the kids something fun, positive, and exciting to look forward to. As of 6:00 pm this evening, we have raised $23,695 towards our goal of $25,000. All of the jumpers have worked very hard, and their efforts are greatly appreciated.
Check back over the weekend for updates and pictures of the event!
Several skydivers for Wish Jump 2012 are also Make-A-Wish Northeast New York staff and volunteers. How cool is that – jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, free falling through the air 1000 feet every 6 seconds at a speed of about 120 mph – now that’s dedication!
Meet Wish Granter, Wish Jumper, Danielle Sanzone…
Q. How many years have you been a volunteer Wish Granter? A. Six years.
Q. How many wishes have you granted? A. Ten.
Q. What’s your most memorable wish granting experience? A. My most memorable experience was escorting a young boy, who had already had multiple surgeries all over his body, to the airport for his wish to stay at the Nickelodeon Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The wheelchair-bound boy was a huge Spiderman fan, so my brother volunteered to wear a Spiderman suit to the airport. It was quite a site seeing Spidey going through airport security with the boy and his family, and then I got the biggest hug from him right before he got on the plane!
Q. What are some of the other wishes you’ve granted? A. A trip to London, a Christmas shopping spree in the Capital District, a trip to Hawaii, a playground, and a room makeover.
Wishes like Danielle’s come true because of the generosity of Make-A-Wish donors. If you’d like to make a donatation on behalf of Danielle and help her reach her fundraising goal of $750, CLICK HERE.
Thank you Danielle for your dedication to Make-A-Wish Northeast New York and for choosing to participate in Wish Jump 2012!