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COMO YOU KNOW: Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 8:59 p.m. CDT

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Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus

Founded: Fall 2012

Mailing address: 2500 Student Center, Columbia, MO, 65211

Email address: mizzouwishmakers@gmail.com



Co-founded in October 2012 by MU students Kenny Cygeirt and Hai Kim, Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus partners with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children older than 2 1/2 years old and younger than 18 who have a life-threatening illness.

Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus helps raise money to grant these wishes by holding a number of fundraising events throughout the year and receiving sponsorship funds. Events include trivia nights, a 5K race and its annual volleyball tournament. As of May 2014, the organization was sponsored by McAlister's Deli, Cassidy Turley, Broadway Brewery, Hy-Vee, Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream and Kraft.

Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus is led by a board of directors and events are coordinated by a steering committee.

As of May 2014, Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus had granted two children's wishes and was the process of granting a third.

Mizzou Wishmakers on Campus also works to spread awareness of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to other parts of Missouri.


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