TU Group makes travel dreams come true for sick child and lucky contest winner!

RICHMOND, British Columbia--()--TU Group and Travel Underwriters are making travel dreams come true through their Wish for a Wish contest! The contest supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Canada, raising funds to send a child with a life-threatening medical condition on the trip of a lifetime, and making Hayley Baerg the lucky winner of a $ 5,000 travel voucher from Maritime Travel!

From October 3 to December 31, 2011, consumers donated to Make-A-Wish® Canada when purchasing a Travel Underwriters’ insurance policy and were entered to win a travel voucher. One hundred percent of the proceeds went towards the child’s wish trip.

Thanks to Travel Underwriters’ partners and consumers, eight-year-old Nico from Ontario is looking forward to meeting Buzz Lightyear at Disney World®.

“This was a great cause, and we are excited about the contest’s success. We look forward to continue giving life-changing experiences to these deserving children for years to come!” said Mike Starko, Executive Director of TU Group.

Travel Underwriters is committed to providing hope, happiness and a future for kids with sicknesses and disabilities. Staff at Travel Underwriters have raised enough funds to send a child on a dream vacation each year since 2007 when they started partnering with Make-A-Wish®. This year, the Wish for a Wish contest engaged partners and consumers to fulfill a second wish!

About TU Group

TU Group is a family of companies providing health care management services, travel insurance products and services and international assistance. Its member companies include Travel Underwriters, TravelGold Mexico, OneWorld Medicare, and OneWorld Assist. When travelling as part of a Wish, Travel Underwriters provides travel medical insurance to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® Canada children and their families.

About The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children across Canada living with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, seven independent regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast-to-coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International, the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 270,000 children since 1980. To learn more please visit www.makeawish.ca.

Contacts

TU Group
Amber Robinson, Director, Marketing Communications
arob@tugroup.com
604-303-7055
or
Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Canada
Elissa Schmidt, Director, Brand Advancement
elissa.schmidt@makeawish.ca
416-224-9474 ext. 104

Release Summary

TU Group partners with Make-A-Wish to send a sick child and a lucky contest winner on trips of a lifetime!

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Contacts

TU Group
Amber Robinson, Director, Marketing Communications
arob@tugroup.com
604-303-7055
or
Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Canada
Elissa Schmidt, Director, Brand Advancement
elissa.schmidt@makeawish.ca
416-224-9474 ext. 104