The BMW Motorcycle Club of Port Washington, WI #116, again challenges all BMW MOA Chartered Clubs to meet or exceed their pledge of $100 made this year to Wishes and More, the 2014 Rally charity.
Challenge your members to contribute between now and the Rally or simply match the $100 pledge of the Port Washington club. A donation of even a single dollar can make a significant difference to help make a wish come true for a child in need.
During the rally be sure to be on the lookout for Tina, Karen and their team of volunteers selling 50/50 tickets. Not only will rally goers have an opportunity to win some “beer” money, they’ll also be supporting the efforts of Wishes and More. Donations can also be made at the cyber-café, sewing booth, charging station, coffee and other volunteer areas to provide more opportunities to contribute. All money donated will be presented to Wishes and More on Saturday evening during the closing ceremony.
Wishes and More was created in 2004 to fill the gaps of other wish-granting charities serving children with life-threatening or terminal illnesses. The founders were seasoned children’s wish granters who had served as volunteer members on the board of Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Minnesota. Their goal was not only to grant wishes to children, but to fill other areas of need for this service population. Parents of infants were frequently in need of a reasonable “wish” for their little ones, as these children are oftentimes not likely to survive long enough to express their wish. These wishes are for comfort, such as nursery equipment and bedding or for the warm arms of grandparents unable to travel to the bedside of the child. Additionally, 18-year-olds being treated in pediatric centers and still in high school needed to be included. Therefore, the age limits were defined as birth to the 19th birthday. They also provide a Scholarship of Hope to kids fortunate enough to be in remission and present a $1000 scholarship to assist in furthering their education.
If you or your club would like to donate money in advance, send a check payable to the "BMW MOA" indicating "National Charity" in the memo section. Mail your check to: KAROL PATZER, BMWMOA CHARITY, P.O. BOX 21187, EAGAN, MN 55121
Remember…..it’s all about the kids!! Visit www.wishesandmore.org for more information.
Thanks for your help…and we’ll see you in St. Paul!
Karol Patzer, National Charity Chair