WASHINGTON - Wishes really do come true, and this Tuesday, we’re going to prove it to a very special Maryland girl.
Eden is 5 years old, and she’s been fighting a tough battle. She was diagnosed with brain cancer, but is now in remission! She’s proven she’s a brave little fighter, and we think it’s time she be rewarded. After all, she still has one wish that needs granting.
Have we mentioned that Eden LOVES unicorns?
FOX 5 DC is teaming up with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to make Eden’s wish come true in D.C. Eden’s day will be truly magical, and it’s our hope that people all over the country and the world will be part of it-- and be inspired to help other kids who are still waiting for their wishes to come true. Thanks to the support of several metro-area businesses and community members, Eden’s day will be one she will never forget.
COMPLETE COVERAGE ON OUR FOX 5 SEASON OF WISHES PAGE
Here are 5 things you need to know for Eden’s Unicorn Wish Day:
1. Eden’s going on a scavenger hunt!
Eden will be treated like a princess and will be driven around Washington, D.C. in a limousine with a REAL Secret Service escort. She will go on a scavenger hunt around the city-- with each clue leading to something more magical. She’ll be greeted by special guests along the way, and all of it will lead her to her big wish.
2. She LOVES unicorns.
Eden adores unicorns (which you might have gathered from the photos…). Her wish? To meet one.
3. The hashtag: #edensunicornwish
We will be posting all day long on social media using the official hashtag, #edensunicornwish, so follow along! You can also tweet and post your well wishes to Eden on her big day using the hashtag, and we’ll make sure she sees them.
4. You can watch it live all day—OR see the big wish happen in person!
Eden will be making stops around D.C. all day long, and we’ll bring you updates on FOX 5—but you can watch the whole thing LIVE all day long on www.fox5dc.com, AND on your smartphone using our FREE FOX 5 DC news app. The big wish will happen on FOX 5 News at 5, so tune in wherever you are to make sure you don’t miss the special moment!
You could just see it in person! If you're in the area of the Verizon Center at 5 pm, we invite you to come watch Eden's wish be granted--- LIVE! We’ll be on F St. NW between 6th and 7th St. NW, right in front of the Verizon Center. Just don’t be late, or you’ll miss it!
FYI, F Street NW will be closed to traffic between 6th and 7th Streets NW during the event.
5. All donations on Eden’s wish day will be MATCHED!
Eden’s wish day is a perfect day for YOU to make a difference in the lives of other kids who are also waiting for their wishes. Currently, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic tells us there are more than 600 local kids on that growing list.
On Eden's special day, Tuesday, December 15 ONLY, all donations that are made will be MATCHED by an anonymous donor-- up to $500,000! FOX 5 viewers have a chance to make a REAL difference on this day.
To make a donation, click here for a special link to Eden's Wish Day page!
In addition to monetary donations, you can donate your air miles to help the cause.
You can also call our wish day phone bank, which will be open from all day long starting at 9 am. To donate by phone, call (202) 895-3307!
For more information on what you can do to help Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, connect with them online and on social media: