Christine CorradoFeb 29, 2016, 2:48 pmMar 1, 2016, 1:18 pm

‘Make A Wish’ Hudson Valley celebrates 30 years of helping kids

Foundation hopes to grant over 150 wishes this year for local children with life threatening conditions

Share
Embed code of this video:

The "Make A Wish” foundation in Hudson Valley is celebrating 30 years of helping fulfill the dreams of children with life threatening medical conditions.

Michael Schatzel,18, who wished to become an FDNY firefighter, was sworn in as an honorary member of the department. He has stage four kidney disease.

"I was very excited, didn't really know what to expect but the whole thing was great," Schatzel says.

The charity group is planning four big events to mark its 30th anniversary this year including a concert, the annual wish ball, a golf outing and the Wall-Run for Wishes - all to help raise money for wish kids.

“Make a Wish Hudson Valley” hopes to be able to grant over 150 wishes this year.

Chapter CEO Thomas Conklin says the cost per wish kid has increased – averaging between $7,000 and $10,000 – which is why fundraising this year is even more important.

To learn more, visit www.hudson.wish.org/30.

What's On Now & Next

Traffic

New England Trwy N|I-95 N

I-95 I-287 TO CROSS BRONX
North|North
South|South|South|North
13 min (Avg 62 MPH)
17 min (Avg 55 MPH)

Hutchinson River Pkwy N

HUTCHINSON RIVER PKWY CROSS BRONX TO I-287
North
South|South
16 min (Avg 58 MPH)
16 min (Avg 57 MPH)

I-287 E|Cross Westchester Expy E

I-287 I-87 TO EXIT 12
East|East
West|West
12 min (Avg 64 MPH)
12 min (Avg 63 MPH)

I-684 S|Cross Westchester Expy W

I-684 I-287 TO I-84
South|West
North
25 min (Avg 67 MPH)
23 min (Avg 70 MPH)

I-287 W

I-87 EXIT 14B TO TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE
West
East
12 min (Avg 58 MPH)
13 min (Avg 62 MPH)
More Traffic »

Weather

Nyack, New York
Clear
36°F