Make-A-Wish Colorado Creates Hope for Children with Critical Illnesses

The foundation is raising funds and awareness in June, with its Hope is Essential online auction

Research shows that a wish granted can give kids the strength to fight against, and even overcome, a critical illness. When a wish comes true it creates strength, hope and transformation in a child and in the community. A wish renews hope, uplifts spirits and encourages the belief in the impossible. In a time of continued uncertainty, one fact remains true ─ hope is essential.

Consider these:

I wish to be a firefighter.

I wish to drive a submarine.

I wish to be a pirate on a pirate ship.

I wish to have a dragon.

I wish to meet a unicorn.

They represent just a handful of the wishes granted to children through the Make-A-Wish® organization.

The Hope Is Essential online auction, presented by Alpine Bank, will help to bring hope to these children in the form of a wish. Starting on June 15, we invite the public to check out hundreds of amazing auction items, including unique vacations, in-home wine and dine experiences, fly-fishing trips, spa services, collectibles and so much more at the online auction.

Bidding begins at noon on Tuesday, June 22 and continues to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 26. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Colorado and help bring joy and transformation to wish kids and their families across the state.

By joining Alpine Bank and supporting the Hope Is Essential auction, you will help ensure the 400+ Colorado children who are waiting for their wish don’t have to wait a day more than necessary to receive it. Daily, Colorado wish kids are receiving local wishes such as adaptive bikes, car restorations, room makeovers, shopping sprees and more. Soon, we’ll be able to safely grant the travel wishes that have been postponed because of COVID-19.

Sign up now at the online portal and encourage your friends to do the same! You can begin browsing the auction items on June 15. But, you can start dreaming now about hosting a dinner for eight at your home, prepared by a Del Frisco’s chef, or a getaway to a Washington home dubbed the Cascadia Tree House with views of the Columbia River, or even a fun family vacation at the Great Wolf Lodge. Then, mark your calendar for June 22 to begin placing your bids.

With a little hope, you might even win your dream item. And together, we can create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. A wish that will forever transform the lives of children, their families and entire communities.

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