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43 local Associated Food Stores to donate the proceeds from their Star Icon Campaign to Make-A-Wish® Utah

43 local grocery stores rallied together to help wishes come true

CENTERVILLE2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Associated Retail Operations: Macey’s, Fresh Market, Dan’s, Lin’s and Dick’s Markets,will be presenting Make-A-Wish® Utah with the proceeds from their Star Icon Campaign this week. Thanks to the dedication of each ARO store, their team members and considerate customers, over $67,000 was raised to help grant the heartfelt wishes of approximately 13 Utah children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. Funds raised by purchasing a blue paper star for a $1.00 or more donation. Jared Perry, CEO of Make-A-Wish Utah and representatives from Associated Retail Operations will be present at the event.

In conjunction with the check presentation, ARO will be hosting a surprise Wish Reveal party for 9-year-old Wish Kid Cole. Cole believes he is coming to help Make-A-Wish Utah accept the check, little does he know that he will be told in a very special way that his wish to go to the Florida theme parks will be granted.

WHO: Make-A-Wish® Utah, Associated Retail Operations: Macey’s, Fresh Market, Dan’s, Lin’s and Dick’s Markets.

WHAT: A check presentation in honor of Make-A-Wish® Utah & a child’s wish reveal party.

WHERE: Dick’s Market, 84 W Parrish Ln., Centerville, UT 84014

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 11:30 AM

About Make-A-Wish® Utah
Make-A-Wish® Utah (MAWU) grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Located in its facility in Murray, A Wishing Place, MAWU offers a life-affirming wish experience at a time of critical need. For more information about MAWU, visit

Media Contacts:

Kelly Wolfe | Communication Manager, Make-A-Wish | (201) 233-4645

Sarah Pettit | Retail PR & Social Media Manager, Associated Retail Operations | (801) 916-1070

SOURCE: Associated Food Stores

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