Nearly Two And A Half Million Miles Raised For 'Wishes In Flight - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Nearly Two And A Half Million Miles Raised For 'Wishes In Flight'

Posted: Updated:
  • Also on KHQ.comMore>>

  • Make-A-Wish Wishes In Flight

    Make-A-Wish Wishes In Flight

    Help make wishes come true. Donate your unused air miles and help kids and families travel to destinations around the world.>>
    Nationally, Make-A-Wish® would need more than 2.5 billion miles, or 50,000 round-trip tickets, to cover every travel wish each year.

    Every mile donated helps wish kids and their families travel to destinations around the world. Once donated, your miles will never expire and are used to support wishes across the country. This is just one simple way you can help grant a life-changing wish experience.
    >>
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Starting at 5 o'clock in the morning on Friday, volunteers began manning the phones at KHQ to collect donations of unused frequent flyer miles all for "Wishes In Flight."

The campaign by the Make-A-Wish Foundation collects those miles to sends kids from 2 to 18-years-old with life threatening illnesses on a trip of their dreams.

Those trips can give kids a chance to visit places like Disneyland or even meet their favorite athletes, like Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez.

Sending kids and their families on these trips can be expensive, but the nearly 2.5 million miles donated on Friday means even more will be able to go.

Right now in eastern Washington 63 kids are waiting for their wish to come true.  Even though the telethon is over you can still donate to make a wish, just call (509)747-1418.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • INCREDIBLE drone video shows fire destruction over Pateros/Brewster

    INCREDIBLE drone video shows fire destruction over Pateros/Brewster

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:51:52 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Chelan HD Productions has given us permission to show this incredible video they shot with a drone surveying the damage done from the Carlton Complex Fire in the areas of Brewster and Pateros. This video is truly jaw dropping and really shows the level of destruction from the fire.>>
    KHQ.COM - Chelan HD Productions has given us permission to show this incredible video they shot with a drone surveying the damage done from the Carlton Complex Fire in the areas of Brewster and Pateros. This video is truly jaw dropping and really shows the level of destruction from the fire.>>
  • 10 Cheapest Houses For Sale In Spokane

    10 Cheapest Houses For Sale In Spokane

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 2:35 AM EST2013-11-27 07:35:08 GMT
    Whether you are in the market for an affordable place to live or are in the business of flipping houses, here are the 10 cheapest homes for sale in Spokane according to AllSpokaneHomes.com.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Whether you are in the market for an affordable place to live or are in the business of flipping houses, here are the 10 cheapest homes for sale in Spokane according to AllSpokaneHomes.com. Yes, they all need some work and some need a lot more than others, but when your mortgage payment is around the $200/month range there's at least something to stay positive about.>>
  • Government selling home connected to Henrikson

    Government selling home connected to Henrikson

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:05:36 GMT
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The U.S. attorney's office plans to sell a home connected to a man who has been questioned in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme in Spokane, Washington, and is awaiting trial on weapons charges in North Dakota. The case centers on James Henrikson, who had business dealings in North Dakota's oil patch with a man who was killed by an intruder in his Spokane home.>>
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The U.S. attorney's office plans to sell a home connected to a man who has been questioned in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme in Spokane, Washington, and is awaiting trial on weapons charges in North Dakota. The case centers on James Henrikson, who had business dealings in North Dakota's oil patch with a man who was killed by an intruder in his Spokane home.>>
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Carlton Complex Fire now 250,136 acres; 2,500+ firefighters on scene

    Carlton Complex Fire now 250,136 acres; 2,500+ firefighters on scene

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:31:07 GMT
    UPDATE: The Carlton Complex is now the largest wild land fire ever to burn in the State of Washington. The perimeter of this fire is more than 100 miles long. The total acreage burned is 250,136 acres. >>
    UPDATE: The Carlton Complex is now the largest wild land fire ever to burn in the State of Washington. The perimeter of this fire is more than 100 miles long. The total acreage burned is 250,136 acres. A total of 2500+ firefighters and support personnel are assigned to the incident. The fire is 16% contained.>>
  • President Obama signs Washington emergency declaration

    President Obama signs Washington emergency declaration

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:11:34 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - President Obama has declared an emergency in Washington because of wildfires burning the past two weeks. The declaration Wednesday authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate disaster relief and help state and local agencies with equipment and resources.>>
    SEATTLE (AP) - President Obama has declared an emergency in Washington because of wildfires burning the past two weeks. The declaration Wednesday authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate disaster relief and help state and local agencies with equipment and resources.
    >>
  • Report: Plane crashes in Taiwan, killing 51 people

    Report: Plane crashes in Taiwan, killing 51 people

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:36:21 GMT
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people.The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash.>>
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Taiwan's Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people.The news agency cited the head of the fire department in the Taiwanese county of Penghu as saying that seven people were also injured in the crash.>>