Pitch letter written for college Public Relations class.
We have all heard the cliché question: “If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?” But what if you only had one wish? The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants children with life threatening illnesses one wish. But this one wish can change a child’s life forever.
Two former students at Boston College, Chelsea Healey, inspired by a former classmate who was granted a wish, and Lauren Grey, who spent a summer working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, created the first self-standing Wishmakers Club in Massachusetts. The money the club raises goes directly to the Make-A-Wish Massachusetts-Rhode Island sector that granted its first wish in 1987 and has since granted over 5,000 wishes in MA and over 1,000 in RI. Since its establishment in 2013, the club has raised roughly $15,000 through flag football tournaments, spoken word poetry nights, and many other fun events. With the cost of a single wish being $7,500, the club has granted two wishes to two different children.
On campus, Wishmakers BC has hosted numerous events to help raise awareness for childhood illnesses and has allowed members of the Boston College community to participate in changing a child’s life for the better. 88% of physicians believe the wish experience influences the child’s physical health. 98% of wish children and families said the wish experience increased their feelings of hope.
On March 1, the club will be hosting an arts invitational in Boston College’s Robsham Theater where students can come see dance groups, acapella groups, and comedy groups all perform on a single stage. This is the first time an event of this caliber will be happening on BC’s campus and I know it will be a great success.
I think this story will make a great piece for the upcoming feature on Boston College clubs. If you are interested, I can easily arrange an interview with the club’s current president, Emily Perrotti, or vice president, Kelsey Frederick. I’m sure they would also love to have you attend the arts invitational if you would like. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Please let me know by Friday if you are interested. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Public Relations Manager