How you can help a local business and Make-A-Wish grant wishes for children with critical illnesses

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah(News4Utah) A local business and Make-A-Wish are coming together to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Daniel Dudley, Director of Development, Shayla McKinney, Director of Operations and Marketing, and Quinci, a Wish Kid and former Jersey Mike’s employee, along with her mom, joined Nicea DeGering, to talk about their most recent campaign.

Dudley says Make-A-Wish is on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness

Quinci, who is 17-years-old, is fighting Leukemia. Her wish is to go to Rome to see her sister. The day Quinci went to her first doctor’s appointment, was the same day that her sister left for a mission in Rome, Italy. Quinci wants to travel to Rome with her family to meet her sister at the end of her trip. She is ooking forward to seeing the Coliseum, Sistine Chapel, and Venice. Before being diagnosed, Quinci worked for Jersey Mike’s Subs.

This March, Jersey Mike’s is celebrating its 8th Annual Month of Giving, and its third year benefiting Make-A-Wish Utah. From March 1-31, Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants throughout Utah are collecting donations for Make-A-Wish Utah.

It all culminates on March 28, Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving.” They invite everyone to come in for a delicious sub meal, and Jersey Mike’s will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales (every dollar that comes in!) to Make-A-Wish Utah. This includes subs, chips, drinks and catering. 

McKinney says the money stays local to help them grant more wishes to kids in our community.

Last year, Jersey Mike’s raised over $30,000 for Utah Wishes (that’s 6 wishes!), and this year they plan to raise even more!

For more information on how to help, visit Utah.Wish.org, or call 801-262-9474.

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