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35th Birthday

Catina - Make-A-Wish Wisconsin's first wish granted

We’re celebrating 35 years of life-changing wishes here in Wisconsin. In 1984, 11-year-old Catina, who was living with brain cancer, wished to meet Michael Jackson.

A small group of volunteers helped send Catina to New Jersey to meet Mr. Jackson. Catina was a fighter and lived until she was 41 years old and remained engaged with Make-A-Wish Wisconsin over the years, including participating in our 30th birthday celebrations.

Now 35 years later, nearly 7,000 wish kids and their families have experienced the life-changing impact of a wish come true. We invite you to join us in celebrating this momentous occasion.

35 for 35

35 for 35

Join us in our 35 for 35 campaign

Birthday Receptions

Birthday Receptions

We enjoyed celebrating our birthday with some of our generous supporters.

Celebrating 35 Years of Wishes

More to come

More events and wish stories will be available soon

Make-A-Wish 35th Birthday Sponsors

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Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin
11020 West Plank Court
Suite 200
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(262) 781-4445
Toll Free Wisconsin Only (800) 236-9474
Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin, Northeastern Office
100 W. College Ave.
Suite 50E
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 993-9994

Make-A-Wish® Wisconsin, Madison Regional Office
1 South Pinckney St.
Suite 40
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 252-4321