Make-A-Wish telethon (Photo: Kassidy Hammond/8News)

In partnership with Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia and Wishes in Flight, 8News hosted a virtual telethon on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023 and our viewers donated 575,000 airline miles for this year’s campaign.

You can still donate unused or about-to-expire airline miles for United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and jetBlue by clicking here.

Every mile donated helps kids and their families travel to destinations around the world. Once donated, your miles will never expire and are used to support wishes across the country. This is just one simple way you can help grant a life-changing wish experience.

More about Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants 8-year-old boy battling cancer a trip to Florida

In 2020, Cooper was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Because Cooper’s diagnosis came at the beginning of the pandemic, his family had to spend a lot of time a part.

Make-A-Wish donations helped a young girl who dreams of being a veterinarian visit the San Diego Zoo

Anna Weisner said it has always been her dream to be a veterinarian. As you can imagine, an all-expenses paid trip to the San Diego Zoo and Safari was a dream come true for Anna.

Previous Make-A-Wish Events

8News Anchor Talya Cunningham hosts virtual Make-A-Wish telethon

Interview with CEO of Make-A-Wish Sheri Lambert live on Good Morning Richmond. Lambert said that a wish is a transformational moment not just for the child battling a critical illness but their family as well.

Mark Carnes

Man joins Air Force Academy years after Make-A-Wish granted him a wish to fly a fighter jet
In honor of World Wish Day, 8News is caught up with Make-A-Wish recipient Mark Carnes, whose wish to fly a fighter jet years ago changed the course of his life.

Makyia Wish

Local teen’s wish for a virtual shopping spree comes true thanks to Make-A-Wish
Meet Makyia McCord. She’s just like any other teenager. Although a little shy in front of the camera, off-screen she’s a fun-loving girl who likes to dance, craft and spoil her dog.

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Wish granted for Chester teen battling cystic fibrosis
Santa came early for a teenager in Chester whose wish came true! Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia and CMA’s Colonial Subaru teamed up to grant Eliza McVicker her wish. A car parade drove by the teen’s home on Tuesday, with each car dropping off a small gift.

Make-A-Wish grants 18-year-old shopping spree at Best Buy amid pandemic
18-year-old Naielle was surprised to see everyone who came to celebrate him and his wish at the Best Buy in Short Pump.

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