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Make-A-Wish America reveals the 2023 winners of the prestigious Chris Greicius Celebrity Award

Blippi, David Cone, Metallica, Chris Pratt and Judy Tenuta have all demonstrated a remarkable commitment to delivering hope for children with critical illnesses

PHOENIX, Feb. 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Make-A-Wish has announced the 2023 winners of the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award, given each year to some of the celebrities, entertainers, athletes, influencers, and industry partners who have played a significant and impactful role in furthering the Make-A-Wish mission. Each winner is honored for their ongoing commitment to delivering hope to children with critical illnesses and their families when they need it most. The Chris Greicius Celebrity Award winners for 2023 are:

Thanks to their wish-granting efforts, in-kind support, and public advocacy, this year's Chris Greicius Celebrity Award winners have provided their time, talent, and influence to give wish kids meaningful and lasting memories that can lead to improved health outcomes.

"The Chris Greicius Celebrity Award not only serves as recognition and validation of each winner's continued support of our wish kids but also cements their legacy as part of the Make-A-Wish mission," said Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. "We are elated to celebrate these winners for their important role in delivering life-changing experiences that can be a powerful and pivotal force in a child's battle against a critical illness."  

Started more than 30 years ago, the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award is named after Chris Greicius, the 7-year-old boy whose wish to be a police officer inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish in 1980. Make-A-Wish has granted more than 360,000 wishes in the U.S. and its territories ? hundreds of which have involved meeting celebrities.

To learn more and find out how you can get involved, visit wish.org.

About Make-A-Wish®
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Founded in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the #1 most trusted nonprofit operating locally in all 50 states throughout the U.S. Together with generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 24,000 volunteers across the country, Make-A-Wish delivers hope and joy to children and their families when they need it most. Make-A-Wish aims to bring the power of wishing to every child with a critical illness because wish experiences can help improve emotional and physical health. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 550,000 wishes in 50 countries worldwide; more than 360,000 wishes in the U.S. and its territories alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit wish.org.


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