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May 06, 2019

This is how NYC Celebrates World Wish Day

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This year, Make-A-Wish celebrated World Wish Day at the Big Apple’s newest interactive urban landmark, the Vessel at Hudson Yards.

In honor of our anniversary, TODAY Show hosts Jenna Bush-Hager and Meredith Vieira ascended 2,500 steps to the top of New York’s hottest attraction to raise awareness and funds.

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Along the way they met Make-A-Wish kids and families, volunteers, community supporters, donors, corporate sponsors, board members and staff, who cheered them on as they climbed. 

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Two generous corporate partners were there to join in the celebration. Avis presented a check for a $10,000 donation and American Airlines donated 2.5 million Advantage Miles to enable families to embark on their wish trips.

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When Jenna and Meredith reached the top, Hudson Yards rewarded their effort by presenting Make-A-Wish with a $25,000 donation.

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In total, the event raised $35,000, 2.5 million air miles and the spirits of everyone involved.

Click below to watch the segment that aired on April 26th on the Today Show:

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