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April 2, 2013

make a wish 2013

Today kicks off the start of Sweet Dreams Dessert Month, an annual partnership between Cactus Restaurants Ltd. and the Make-A-Wish® Foundation to help grant wishes for children living with life-threatening medial conditions.

From April 2 to 30, Cactus Club will donate partial proceeds from every dessert sale to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation to help make wishes come true for local children.

Eight year old Nathan Jang of Surrey, BC understands just how “sweet” a wish come true can be. Nathan was diagnosed with thalamic or hypothalamic astrocytoma – a low-grade tumor in the brain.  Though many children diagnosed with brain tumors survive into adulthood, they also face physical, psychological, social and intellectual challenges related to their treatment, and need ongoing care to help with school and development of skills to use throughout adulthood.

As this year’s Make-A-Wish® Foundation Ambassador for the BC & Yukon Chapter, Nathan was granted his wish to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida in 2012.  The experience was magical for the eight-year-old and his family.

“For 13 years we have been honoured to partner with the Make-A-Wish® Foundation,” says Rob Feenie, executive chef for Cactus Restaurants Ltd. “We are dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve and our long-time partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation is a special source of pride for every member of our team.”

For more information about Make-A-Wish® Foundation, please visit (BC & Yukon Chapter), (Southern Alberta Chapter) and (Nothern Alberta Chapter).