TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 16, 2015) - Make-A-Wish® Canada is pleased to announce that its national signature event, Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope, Presented by Canadian Western Bank, has met its 2015 fundraising goal of $1.2 million.

"On behalf of our incredible wish families, we want to thank each and every participant who took the time to fundraise and gather their courage to rappel from great heights at one of our eight events across Canada this year," says Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, president & CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada. "A wish for a child with a life-threatening medical condition isn't simply a 'nice to have.' In conjunction with their medical treatment, a wish plays a very important role in the fight against a child's illness. Money raised during Rope for Hope will go a long way to help grant these magical, life-changing wishes for kids at a time when they need it most."

Rope for Hope is an exhilarating event where individuals raise a minimum of $1,500 for local wish-granting efforts in their city, in exchange for the opportunity to rappel down a city skyscraper. Rappelling events took place across the country from May through to July in Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax, London, Calgary and Edmonton.

Congratulations to Our Top Fundraisers!

Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario wish recipient, Mackenzie, raised over $14,000, making her the top individual fundraiser in Canada for 2015.

Make-A-Wish® would also like to recognize and congratulate Kamil Czuba, the winner of this year's National fundraising contest. Kamil's fundraising efforts have awarded him a trip to a Rope for Hope rappelling event of his choice in 2016.

Registration for Rope for Hope 2016 Now Open

Looking for a rewarding personal challenge to embark on next year? Visit and sign up to fundraise and rappel in a city near you! Registration is free until Dec. 31.

Thanks to National Presenting Sponsor: Canadian Western Bank with Canadian Direct Financial and National Leasing; National Sponsors: Chairman's Brands, WestJet Cares for Kids, Captivate Network, Klean Kanteen, CLIF Bar and Local Sponsors.

About Make-A-Wish® Canada

Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 350,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit

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Contact Information:

For more information, please contact:
Deborah Waines-Bauer
Officer, Marketing & Communications
Make-A-Wish® Canada
Tel: 416.224.9474 ext. 111