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Make-A-Wish Barbie Event Last Night


FBLA is a media partner Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. We will be bringing you stories all season long about the children the organization assists.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Los Angeles, with the help of Mattel, Inc., celebrated six-year-old Mariah Brown’s wish for the ultimate Barbie experience as part of its 2010 Season of Wishes® campaign.  Last night’s celebration at The Grove in Los Angeles – hosted by long time Make-A-Wish Foundation supporters Mark Wallengren (KOST-FM 103.5) and Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) — began with a surprise appearance by the 2010 Holiday Barbie herself who presented Mariah with a special Barbie necklace and a massive gift box filled Barbie dolls and accessories, which they opened together.  As part of her granted wish, Mattel, Inc. has arranged for Mariah and her family to visit the Mattel design studio for an exclusive exploration into the world of all things Barbie.

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Make-A-Wish Season of Wishes Kicks Off!

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles kicked off the 2008 A Season of Wishes holiday campaign this weekend at Westfield Topanga.

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Season of Wishes: Come For The Love, Stay For The Cake

cheetahggggg.jpgThe Make-A-Wish Foundation is taking over the Grove again this evening, granting children their wishes and ensuring that there is not a dry eye at the mall.

6-year-old Klarissa Ramos, of Galveston, TX; Spirit Cosey, 9, of Minneapolis, and 10-year-old Tykazja “Ty” McCoy, of Ft. Lauderdale have all been flown in to L.A. to meet their music idols, The Cheetah Girls. After a little pomp, circumstance and cake (which anyone is welcome to, by the way). The kids, who are battling leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis and sickle cell anemia, respectively, will be whisked away for a private dinner with the Disney music stars, Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan and Kiely Williams.

So if you’re at the Grove at 5:45 p.m. today, stop by the Christmas tree and watch our pal Mark Wallengren from KOST (103.5 FM) introduce the kids to their dinner dates. Why not? The event is free — and so is the cake. And if seeing all this giving and loving and singing doesn’t restore your faith in man, we’ll give you your money back.

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Season Of Wishes: Mark Wallengren To Host Make-A-Wish Event At The Grove

3903_1165843143.jpgKOST FM (103.5)’s morning show host, Mark Wallengren will host the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s first Weekly Wish Night at 5:30 p.m. today at the Grove.

The deeper-voiced half of the Mark and Kim Show will help present 9-year-old leukemia patient Jorge Arranga, of Gardena, with his wish to spend Christmas with his mother and extended family in Guadalajara, Mexico. After the one-week visit, Jorge will return to L.A. to continue his chemotherapy treatments.

Wallengren tells FBLA he believes the media have a responsibility to get behind charitable organizations.

“I happen to work for a corporation that doesn’t do a matching dollar for charity,” says Wallengren, who works for Clear Channel. “There are other corporations that are good at it, but I wish corporate America would be more generous with employees’ choices for charitable work.”

If that were the case, Clear Channel would be out a lot of money. Wallengren is involved in organizations related to ALS (his brother died of it), Down’s Syndrome (his neighbor’s daughter has it), diabetes (his sister is battling it) and other diseases that have hit close to home.

“People get caught up in this mindset of, ‘I can’t do anything about it. It’s too big.’ Well, think locally,” he says. “That will help the picture globally.”

Earlier:
Season of Wishes: Make-A-Wish Brings Nicest Child On The Planet To The Grove
Season of Wishes: Make-A-Wish Foundation Sends Lil’ Princess Off To Disney World
Make-A-Wish Foundation Kicks Off Season Of Wishes