Weintraub Supports Make-a-Wish
May 1 2013
Weintraub Tobin is making a difference in the lives of children and their families in the Sacramento region and beyond.
Through Chris Chediak’s involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Weintraub Tobin sponsored the wish of Noah, a 12-year-old boy with Leukemia, whose wish was to travel to New York City with his family. In June, Noah flew to New York, attended a Broadway play and a Yankees game, and took in the sights and sounds of the “City That Never Sleeps.”
Weintraub Tobin honored Noah in the following ways:
Sacramento River Cats Game, Saturday, April 20th, 7:00 p.m., Raley Field
Noah was named the “Walk Ambassador” for Make-A-Wish’s Walk for Wishes in May. As a kick off to the walk, Noah threw out the first pitch (with a little help from Chris Chediak) at the River Cats game on Saturday, April 20th. Noah was alongside Zoe, a 7-year-old survivor of Leukemia, who had her wish of being a princess for a day, be granted last year with help from Weintraub Tobin.
Walk for Wishes, Saturday, May 18th, 9 a.m., Raley Field
Weintraub Tobin walked alongside Noah (and cheer him on!) during this 5k Walk at Raley Field.
A Note on Noah:
Like most 12-year-old boys, Noah loves video games and watching his favorite sports teams, particularly the NY Yankees and the SF Giants. He also enjoys hiking, fishing, traveling, and learning about new places. What’s not typical is what he has had to face since he was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was nine. So when Make-A-Wish® asked him what his one true wish would be, he quickly said he wanted to go to New York City.
Noah has been fascinated with New York as far back as his Mom Amy can remember. Noah will have his wish granted to go to New York this June. His mom says he has been so excited ever since he learned his wish was going to be granted. “The whole Make-A-Wish experience has been fantastic. It has really given us something to look forward to as a family.”
Visit Weintraub’s Make-A-Wish Homepage for more details on the Walk for Wishes.