Help Make A Child’s Wish Come True
(NAPSA) – For Aubrey, wishing to become a superhero was about more than playing ‘dress-up.’ She wished to become a superhero so she could cure ‘all the kids in the world’ diagnosed with cancer.
Aubrey has a special connection with these kids. When she was just 6 months old, doctors began treating her for an inoperable brain tumor. Now 9 years old, she is one of more than 174,000 children who have received their fondest wishes because of the Make-A-Wish-Foundation(r).
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes to a child with a life-threatening medical condition. For children like Aubrey, the Foundation often brings life-changing hope, strength and joy into their lives. Now, a new program from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Betty Crocker(r) baking mixes is making it easy for everyone to share the power of a wish(r). The two have partnered to create Stirring Up Wishes(tm), a new multi-year program to help make children’s wishes come true.
Starting this March, Betty Crocker will use her magic Red Spoon to stir up 12 Wishes in 12 Weeks for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You can help Betty share the power of a wish by visiting www.StirringUpWishes.com, between March 2 and May 25, 2009, to vote for your favorite Make-A-Wish(r) chapter to receive a wish. While there, find stories about Wish Kids along with their favorite Betty Crocker cupcake recipes. Each week, a different Wish Kid story and cupcake recipe will be featured-so you can get great baking ideas while learning about incredible kids such as Aubrey, who, with a little help from Make-A-Wish volunteers, became Superhero Star and saved her city.
‘I Wish to Be a Superhero’
Evildoer Black was terrorizing the city; with the police and mayor in despair, Aubrey, or superhero Star, was the only one who could rescue them. A helicopter rushed her to the crime scene, where she saved citizens from a smoke-filled building. And for a final showdown with evildoer Black, Aubrey called for help from her fellow superheroes-all clad in costumes she designed. After capturing the evildoer, the mayor swore her in as an honorary police officer for her courage and dedication to justice. Aubrey was thrilled to put Black behind bars where he could no longer terrorize the city. ‘The entire community backed her up to make two incredible days that will have a lasting impact on all our lives,’ her family remembers. Aubrey’s love for superheroes is just one way she expresses her creativity and imagination-she also loves cupcakes, especially the Candy-Sprinkled Cupcakes below!