Buffalo Wild Wings will be presenting a $5,000 check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in honor of Matthew’s wish to go to Canada.  BWW has been raising money since November to grant a local child from their community his wish.

Buffalo Wild Wings has been selling wish stars for $1 since November and will be presenting a check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation with Matthew, his family and Burbank Mayor Anja Reinke present.  Matthew and his younger brother are both battling hemophilia.  His younger brother already received a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and Matthew will be going on his wish to Canada on December 23 thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings.

In addition to Buffalo Wild Wings, two other Burbank businesses, Yummy Cupcakes and Casella’s Custom Cut Christmas Trees, are raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.

WISH CHILD: Matthew from Burbank, age 16, bravely battling hemophilia.

WHEN: Monday, December 20 at 4:00 P.M.

WHERE: Buffalo Wild Wings, 127 E Palm Avenue Burbank, CA 91502

WHY: The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world. The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation was formed in 1983. Since the chapter’s beginning, more than 7,100 wishes have been fulfilled for children with life-threatening medical conditions. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles including how you can help refer a child for a wish; participate in Adopt-A-Wish; or donate in-kind gifts of goods or services, airline frequent flier miles, or vehicles, please call (800) 322-9474 or visit www.wishla.org.

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