The Make-A-Wish Foundation Creates Heartwarming Harmony With its Online Song Competition, Singing for Wishes

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 General News
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LOS ANGELES (October 19, 2007) -- The Make-A-Wish(R) Foundation is kickingoff its search for the official theme song for the Foundation's 2007 holidaycampaign A Season of Wishes(TM) with the new online competition Singing ForWishes. Starting Today, singers, songwriters and supporters of the Foundationwill have the chance to upload their original songs to, where fans, friends and wish kids will votefor their favorite Make-A-Wish themed tune. The songs that receive the mostvotes will be reviewed by a panel of qualified judges, led by country musicstar and former wish child Kevin Sharp, who will choose the official campaigntheme song, which will be announced on December 10th.

"Long before I was blessed with the opportunities of a music career, I wasa wish child," said Sharp. "As a teenager, I was diagnosed with a rare form ofbone cancer. It's difficult to express the strength, hope and joy felt when awish is granted to a child, but I did it the best way I know how; I wrote asong about the Foundation. Now it's another songwriter's turn to share thepower of a wish through song."

Songwriters can access a link to the Foundation's Singing For Wishes songcompetition on the Make-A-Wish Foundation web site,, wherethey can upload their song as a digital video clip or digital audio recording,which must not exceed three minutes in length and must include the phrase"Make-A-Wish." Each contestant may enter up to five submissions forconsideration before 11:59:59 p.m. pacific standard time on Friday, November23, 2007. Contestants must also submit a registration form with eachsubmission.

"Southern California is known for being a home to creative and artisticminds and I am eager to see the kind of talent that will be entering thiscompetition. I am confident that our theme song is in good hands," said KelliSeely, president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles.

The winning song will not only become the official theme song for A Seasonof Wishes 2007 campaign, but will also be showcased through campaign partners,on the contest entry web page, and on the respective Web pages for the Make-A-Wish foundation of Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope,strength and joy. Born in 1980, when a group of caring volunteers helped ayoung boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation isnow the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 67 chapters in theUnited States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and morethan 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 41minutes and has granted more than 153,000 wishes in the U.S. since inception.

For more information about your local Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter or tolend your support to the A Season of Wishes campaign go or call 1-888-217-WISH.Aspiring Songwriters Can Upload Their Original Songs Online For The Chance To Become The Official Theme Song For A Season Of Wishes

SOURCE The Make-A-Wish Foundation

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