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Dec 15, 2015

WISH GRANTED: Eden's Unicorn Wish Comes True in DC


Eden, a 5-year-old girl from Upper Marlboro, MD, spent the last year fighting brain cancer. FOX5 DC teamed up with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to make Eden's Unicorn Wish a reality. Eden and her family traveled around Washington, DC all day in a limousine escorted by the Secret Service, carrying her along the route of a scavenger hunt. But it was at the end of her journey that the moment she had been waiting for finally arrived - a beautiful white unicorn just for her.

May 07, 2015

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic voted WBJ Best Places to Work

Washington Business Journal

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic was selected as one of Washington Business Journal's 2015 Best Places to Work. Quantum queries, evaluates and scores participating companies in categories ranging from team effectiveness, trust in senior leadership and alignment with company goals.

Jul 17, 2014

Board Member Andrew Blocher Wins CFO of the Year Award

Washington Business Journal

Andrew Blocher, executive vice president and CFO, First Potomac Realty Trust and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Board member wins CFO of the Year Award.

May 14, 2014

Make-A-Wish Turns Little Girl into Katy Perry

Marie Claire

A five-year-old girl named Addy recently asked Make-A-Wish to turn her into a pop star like Katy Perry, and they delivered with what must be the sweetest, most happy-cry-inducing music video of all time. Addy, who was diagnosed with stage IV cancer, specifically asked that her video be set to "Roar," because the song had helped lift her spirits during her treatments. The video is extremely cute, but as mentioned will probably make you cry, so proceed with tissues.

May 14, 2014

Cancer patient Addy channels her inner Katy Perry

USA Today

Battling cancer takes more than just medicine. It requires inner strength, too. Addy, a 5-year-old girl diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, finds inspiration through Katy Perry, specifically, her song Roar.

May 14, 2014

Make-A-Wish Turns Little Girl into the Fabulous Katy Perry

Perez Hilton

When it comes to making a sick child's dreams come to life, Make-A-Wish goes all out! Just like with Addy, a young girl with stage IV cancer, who wanted nothing more than to be a pop star.

May 14, 2014

Make-A-Wish Creates Katy Perry Music Video for Five-Year-Old Girl


Addy, a girl diagnosed with stage IV cancer, asked the foundation to be turned into a pop star -- specifically, Katy Perry. Her wish included starring in a music video for "Roar," the hit anthem off of the pop singer's Prism album. The foundation notes that the track helped Addy to stay strong and positive during her medical treatments.

May 14, 2014

5-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Makes One Awesome Katy Perry Mini-Me

Huffington Post

Thanks to Make-A-Wish, Addy's dream of being in her own music video has come true. Her very own "Roar" video debuted this past Monday, where Addy rocked Katy's signature purple hair.

May 14, 2014

5-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Gets Wish to Roar

Good Morning America

After beating cancer, a 5-year-old from Alexandria, Va., recently celebrated her victory with Make-A-Wish, when the foundation granted her wish to film an homage to the Katy Perry video for the song "Roar."

May 14, 2014

Watch The Amazing Music Video This 5-Year-Old Made After Beating Cancer


The Make-A-Wish Foundation helped turn Addy’s dream into a reality by letting her star in her very own music video to Katy Perry’s “Roar.” Make-A-Wish says that Addy has beaten cancer and is celebrating with her new music video.

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