Talize Proudly Supports Children's Wish Foundation

Children’s Wish Foundation is a uniquely Canadian charity that helps Canadian children, families and communities by granting the favourite wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. With every wish that they grant, Children’s Wish Foundation creates moments of joy that ease the pain of a child, give respite to the child’s family, and connect healthcare professionals and communities in that burning wish of hope.

Established in 1984, as they approached their 30-year milestone, Children’s Wish Foundation granted the 25,000th wish to a child living with a life-threatening illness. Every wish is as unique as the child making it, from finally getting to cuddle with grandparents who live far away to hitting a puck with a favourite hockey player. In the often painful life of a seriously ill child, these wishes have made a tremendous difference.

Talize is a proud supporter of Children’s Wish Foundation. Through this partnership, Talize has contributed over $2 million since its inception in 2005.

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February wish story - KISS meet and greet!

“My daughter Jane lives a life of hopes and dreams - literally.  She is 16 and has "all the feels” of the average teenage girl yet because of her disability has very few opportunities to engage with other teens. Fewer exposures to life events means fewer ways to feel special. Jane is however resourceful and has developed a robust world of fantasy and invention that makes her happy.  What has made her happiest in her imaginary world has been her relationship with the music and members of the Band KISS - especially Starchild.  Jane’s most heartfelt wish?  To meet Starchild “for real”.  

 Enter the Children’s Wish Foundation and an enchanted trip to see the Band KISS in concert AND meet the Band!  After meeting them and having her photo taken, Jane kept exclaiming "that was Starchild!  For REAL” !  It’s weeks later and she still carries a photo with her to show off.  She looks at the poster sized photo on her wall in her room and swoons.  It is undeniable that this experience made Jane feel special and gave her something very special to remember and share for the rest of her life.  It was amazing and moving to share in this with my daughter.  Thank You Children’s Wish Foundation!