Thursday, October 4, 2012

CHARITY: Help raise $1,000,000 for Make-A-Wish Michigan at Walmart Stores on 10/6 and 10/13

Make-A-Wish Michigan joins Straight Talk Wireless® to Raise $1,000,000 to make local kids dreams come true...

Make-A-Wish Michigan is encouraging consumers to go to their local Walmart on Saturday, October 6th and Saturday, October 13th to show their support for Make-A-Wish by taking part in a brief demonstration of a Straight Talk Wireless Android smart phone.

For every shopper who participates, Straight Talk Wireless will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, with the ultimate goal of raising $1,000,000.

Detroit area Walmart locations that will have Straight Talk demos include -

Sterling Heights Walmart Store #2559
33201 Van Dyke Ave Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Taylor Walmart Store #2912
7555 Telegraph Rd Taylor, MI 48180

Roseville Walmart Store #2959
28804 Gratiot Ave Roseville, MI 48066

Woodhaven Walmart Store #3336
23800 Allen Rd Woodhaven, MI 48183

For the locations of ALL the 10 participating Walmarts in the Detroit area that will have demos, go to

Real Dreams looking to come true...
Laura Varon Brown, director of communications and public relations for Make-A-Wish Michigan highlighted the following examples of the types of wishes that would be supported by the One Minute. One Million. campaign:

* Five-year-old Bennett has always dreamed of meeting Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Pluto. Watching Disney movies gave him a happy distraction from his medical treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. When the chance came for a wish - a real vacation - choosing the Walt Disney World® Resort was easy. Waiting for the trip was hard. But the trip gave Bennett something to look forward to during the tough times.

* Salisha’s beamed as she stepped out of the limousine; ready to shop till she dropped! Battling sickle cell anemia with complications, Salisha had been anticipating this day for weeks! Surrounded by her family, the first stop on Salisha’s wish was Radio Shack. Hands full of bags and armed with a new Flip recorder, her wish was far from over; there were more stores ready to help make this day as special as she is!

Feel Richer and Enrich our Community...
F.J. Pollak, president and CEO, TracFone Wireless Inc., the parent company of Straight Talk Wireless, said: “Straight Talk Wireless offers cell phone users contract-free, unlimited everything service on the nation’s four leading wireless networks for just $45 a month. With Straight Talk, you can get the same phones, same networks, for half the cost. Today, Straight Talk Wireless is helping our customers 'feel richer' in a different way by giving them an opportunity to enrich their communities and the lives of the families and children in them. We look forward to making a difference locally."

To follow or learn more about One Minute.One Million, go to

Also learn more by following Straight Talk on Facebook and Make-A-Wish o Facebook .


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