WV OMEGA launches 2012 August Make-A-Wish Campaign
The West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA) is conducting an August campaign to raise funds to make wishes come true for West Virginia children with life-threatening medical conditions.
OMEGA is partnering with both the southern and northern chapters of Make-A-Wish. Wish stars will be sold for one dollar at nearly 550 OMEGA-member convenience and grocery stores across the state from Aug. 1 - Aug. 31. The association will also hold a golf tournament in September 26 at Stonewall Resort to raise additional funds.
Last year, this campaign raised $203,074, which resulted in nearly 64 wishes being granted. OMEGA hopes to raise even more this year. Since 2003, OMEGA has raised $1.4 million for charities that improve the health, safety and well-being of West Virginia children. Make-A-Wish is extremely grateful to OMEGA for its dedicated efforts to make a life-changing impact on the lives of our West Virginia wish kids and families.
OMEGA held media events at Foodland (TWJ, Inc.) in Parkersburg and Par Mar Stores in Fairmont. Visit http://www.wtap.com/home/headlines/Make-A-Wish-Fundraising-Kicks-Off--164652456.html or http://www.wboy.com/story/19171552/par-mar-convenience-store-in-fairmont-hosts-make-a-wish-event for clips from this event.
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