Make-A-Wish Philadelphia – The Sapphire Fund

February 212023

Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley
Launches the Sapphire Fund

This fund will financially support the wishes of children with a cancer diagnosis in our region.

The Sapphire Fund will financially support the wishes of children with a cancer diagnosis in our region. The largest number of wishes granted each year by our chapter are for children with a cancer diagnosis. On average 60% of the wishes granted each year will now be funded by the Sapphire Fund.

Annually, $800,000 is needed to financially support these wishes. The name for the Sapphire Fund was inspired by the birthstone for the month of September, Sapphire. Every September, childhood cancer organizations around the world recognize it as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The impact of a wish on a wish child is transformative; 92% of our wish alumni share that the wish journey helps build the physical and emotional strength needed to fight cancer. It brings families together in life-changing moments in ways that 98% of our medical providers agree relieves the stress related to their child’s illness. The Sapphire Fund is corporately supported by EDA Contractors and West Pharmaceuticals.

“We are incredibly proud to support the new Sapphire Fund and the Make-A-Wish mission to grant wishes to every child with a cancer diagnosis,” shared Ed DeAngelis, CEO of EDA Contractors. “A wish can help children feel joy and hope and build the strength to continue their fight against cancer. It is life-changing not only for the children but for their families, volunteers, and the community.”

To learn more about the Sapphire Fund please visit

Make sure to follow Make A Wish’s local chapter: Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley.

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