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The Make-A-Wish® Story

Since 1980, Make-A-Wish® has enriched the lives of children with critical illnesses. Our mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish experience has on children, families, and communities.

Our mission

Our Mission

Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling critical illnesses.

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Christopher, age 7, smiling in his official police uniform.

How it all started

Chris, 7, was diagnosed with leukemia. More than anything else, he wished to be a police officer. Caring people in his community granted his wish ... and set in motion a phenomenon that would create an unprecedented kind of charity.

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Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
6555 Rock Spring Drive`
Suite 280
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 962-9474
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Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, Inc., Baltimore Field Office
9475 Deereco Road
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Timonium, MD 21093
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