Wishmakers On Campus
Wishmakers on Campus® is a program to benefit Make-A-Wish® in which college students raise money for local children who need more hope and happiness in their lives. Students rally together to plan and coordinate fundraising campaigns to help a wish come true, the average cost of a wish is $5,000. 100% of the funds raised will go toward granting a wish.
Our Make-A-Wish child for the 2023-2024 year is Gerald “GW” Everhart. When he was two years old, GW was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood and bone marrow. Cynthia said the first sign of the illness was what appeared to be an injured ankle. After several doctor visits where she was told nothing was wrong, a pediatrician noticed GW’s lymph nodes were swollen and ordered blood testing. That resulted in a trip to Morgantown, West Virginia, where GW was diagnosed. He is excited about taking the train to Disney World in early December to meet Mickey Mouse and Woody from the movie “Toy Story.”
We are so proud of our community’s efforts in supporting local children in need of hope and happiness.
- October 29 | Paw Parade
- December 1st – December 30th | Make-A-Wish at Shepherd University Tree at Lights on the Lake WV!
Want to Join Wishmakers on Campus?
Past 2023-2024 Events
- Glow Run on September 22 | 7:00 PM
- Car Wash on October 1 | midday
Check out these great pictures from our recent Wish children.
Gabe had a Home Alone experience in NYC! Piper is having her basement refinished with new flooring, paint and fun decor! Evie enjoyed her trip to Florida! And, we’re now helping GW also visit the sunny state! It’s the place to be!!