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Swinerton Grants Disney Wish

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   June 17, 2015   |   Image Gallery »
Swinerton Grants Disney Wish

Swinerton Builders Sacramento recently rallied together with local subcontractors and The Swinerton Foundation to raise $28,000 in support of Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada. Thanks to the tremendous efforts of Swinerton team members, the contributions will help grant the aspirations of local wish children and families. The funds will support local area wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

A proud supporter of the nonprofit organization, in 2014 Swinerton partnered with the Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area region to grant the wish of becoming a construction foreman for a day of a three-year-old suffering from kidney cancer. Continuing the partnership in 2015, Swinerton’s Sacramento-based team held numerous fundraising efforts in its local office and throughout its various jobsites to help grant the wish of one special little girl. Alexandra, “Lexi” from Waterford, California suffers from brain cancer, and wishes to go to Disneyland to meet her favorite characters. Swinerton team members have been planning Lexi’s wish of visiting the Happiest Place On Earth® for an unforgettable tea party with her favorite Disney Princesses, and are thrilled to see her dreams come true.

Thanks to the team’s extraordinary commitment and determination—combined with contributions from The Swinerton Foundation—they surpassed their original $25,000 fundraising goal, allowing Lexi and her family to not only enjoy a memorable visit to Disneyland, but a trip to Universal Studios and Legoland as well. On June 12, Swinerton—joined by special guests Disney Princesses Cinderella and Elsa—held a celebratory send-off event in honor of the four-year-old. During the special gathering, Lexi was ecstatic to learn that not only was her wish to visit Disneyland being granted, but her dreams of traveling to Universal Studios and Legoland would also
become a reality.

“The entire process has been such a memorable and enjoyable experience for the entire Swinerton team,” said Swinerton Builders Vice President Curtis Johnson. “We wish Lexi an unforgettable time, and hope for all of her dreams to come true.”

For more details and information about Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada, view the official
press release.

To see more photos of Lexi’s send-off celebration, check out our Flickr album.