Starz Entertainment Presents $50,000 Donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation of
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 10th annual year of giving, Starz Entertainment will grant the wishes of 13 Colorado children who are living with life-threatening medical conditions, donating $50,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado. Starz Entertainment employees will present the funds and host the wish children and their families at the company's headquarters and provide an evening filled with fun and movie magic.
This year's adopted wishes include trips to Walt Disney World and a bedroom makeover. "Starz Entertainment and its employees have made a huge difference in the lives of local children and their families going through very difficult times over the past 10 years," said Joan Mazak, president and chief executive officer of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado. "They continue to grant more wishes than any other Colorado company, and it is with their generosity and compassion that these kids are afforded an opportunity to forget about their illnesses, if even just for a little while."
In addition to the presentation of Starz' annual donation, wish children and their families will be treated to an evening of fun with games, prizes and a chance to star in their own movie. The kids will also get the chance to meet some of their most beloved Disney characters.
"Starz Entertainment and its employees are honored to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado to make a difference in the lives of these courageous children and their families," said Bill Myers, president and chief operating officer of Starz Entertainment. "We proudly present this gift in the spirit of giving and as an expression of our commitment to give these special kids some much deserved light-hearted fun and happy memories."
Since 1999, Starz Entertainment has partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado, granting 130 wishes in that time. Sponsors and supporters of Starz' efforts include Anchor Bay Entertainment, Atmospheres High-Lighters Event Productions, Buena Vista Television, C2 Media, Coca-Cola, Color Me Mine, Games Exchange of Colorado, Lee Wayne Corporation, Sean Popp the Magic Dude, Blue Point Bakery, Kraft Foods, Robinson's Dairy, Sara Lee Bakery, Brian Grove, Sodexo and Bernard Grant Photography.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since being founded in 1983, the Foundation has granted more than 2,700 wishes to eligible Colorado children. The Colorado chapter is part of the largest wish-granting organization in the world, with 69 chapters in the United States and its territories, and 27 international affiliates on five continents. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado, visit http://www.wishcolorado.org.
About Starz Entertainment
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating
in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship
Starz(R) and Encore(R) brands with approximately 17.4 million and 31.6
million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000
movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services
including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex
On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand,
and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment (http://www.starz.com) is an operating
unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media
Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking
stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.
Contact(s): Barbara McCoy Robert Newman
Starz Entertainment Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado
(720) 852-4036 (303) 750-9474
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