Wishes-in-Flight on December 16th from 6AM-7PM - NBC 7 San Diego

Wishes-in-Flight on December 16th from 6AM-7PM

Airline miles nearly expired? Donate them and they never will!



    San Diego's Wishes in Flight 2016 Mile-a-thon

    Chris Sichel, CEO of Make-a-Wish San Diego talks with NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian about today's Wishes in Flight event. (Published Friday, Dec. 16, 2016)

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    Last year the Wishes in Flight Mile-A-Thon on NBC7 collected over 3.5 million airline miles for Make-A-Wish San Diego.

    In 2016, Make-A-Wish San Diego estimates it will need more than 25 million airlines miles to fulfill the more than 140 wishes that will involve travel this year.

    The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a unique program that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

    How to Donate Miles to Make-A-Wish

    [DGO] How to Donate Miles to Make-A-Wish
    Makes a Wish is asking people to donate frequent flier miles to send families with life threatening medical conditions on trips. Find out how to help here.
    (Published Friday, March 16, 2012)

    • Impact of Wishes – based on a 2011 study conducted by Make-A-Wish America…
    • 89% of doctors, nurses, social workers and child life specialists say they believe that the wish experience can influence wish kids’ physical health.
    • 74% of wish parents observed that the wish experience marked a turning point in their own children’s response to treatment.

    Friday, December 16th from 6A-7P Make-A-Wish and NBC 7 will again partner to collect as many airline miles as possible from Delta Airlines and United Airlines. The Wishes in Flight Mile-A-Thon kicks off a year of collecting donated miles to keep sending Wish Kids on the trips of their dreams.

    Donating to the Mile-A-Thon is easy, just have your frequent flier number ready and know how many miles you have to donate.  NBC 7 will cover the Mile-A-Thon all day long during newscasts and donors can expect some exciting giveaways throughout the day.

    Wishes in Flight Helps Teen Visit Idol

    [DGO] Wishes in Flight Helps Teen Visit Idol
    NBC 7's Diana Guevara introduces us to 16-year-old Linda Cifuentes whose wish was granted when she got to meet Ivanka Trump.
    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013)

    The miles donated will never expire and will be used to grant wishes to children in San Diego.

    You can also donate your miles anytime online on the Make-A-Wish website. Make sure you know your frequent flier account number and the number of miles you want to donate when you log on.