March declared “Children’s Wish Month” on Prince Edward Island

Published on March 17, 2017

The proclamation was signed at Minister of Health and Wellness Robert Henderson’s office recently. In attendance were Wish child, Callum Thompson, with Henderson, along with, standing, from left: Callum’s mother, Kyla Thompson; Beth Corney Gauthier, provincial director of Children’s Wish, P.E.I. Chapter; and Kent Scales, Children’s Wish Foundation Board member and chair of the “More Wishes, More Wonders” Campaign.

©Submitted by Children’s Wish Foundation

March officially marks Children’s Wish Month, aiming to raise awareness of the Childrens’ Wish Foundation’s efforts to bring hope to children living with serious and life-threatening illnesses.

“This is the first year that Children’s Wish Month is a national event and includes each of the Foundation’s provincial chapters,” said Beth Corney Gauthier, director of the foundation’s Island’s Chapter.

The official proclamation naming March as Children’s Wish Month states that every child in P.E.I. deserves dignity, hope and the joy of a dream. And every child between the ages of three and 17 living with a life threatening illness deserves the magic of a wish.

“The Children’s Wish Foundation provides memorable and heart-warming experiences, making wishes come true for many Island children faced with a life-threatening illness,” said Robert Henderson, the health and wellness minister.

“Proclaiming March as Children’s Wish Month in Prince Edward Island is an excellent way to support this organization and highlight the tremendous program they provide to Island children and their families.”

The Children’s Wish Foundation works with the community to provide children living with high-risk, life threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish.