Wish Comes True for 13-Year-Old Richmond Hill Cancer Survivor
XanGo and Children's Wish Send Tymaz to FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa
Online, June 30, 2010 (Newswire.com) - Toronto, ON - One young boy's dream will come true on Sunday, July 4th, thanks to the generosity of XanGo and The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.
Only months after winning his battle with cancer, 13-year-old Richmond Hill native Tymaz will take his passion for soccer all the way to South Africa to the FIFA 2010 World Cup.
Tymaz's wish trip to South Africa was granted by Children's Wish, in sponsorship with XanGo, a leading global nutrition company.
"We are thrilled to take part in making Tymaz's wish come true," said Scott Smith, GM of US and Canada for XanGo, LLC. "He has suffered a battle of which no child should have to endure and we wish him all the best during his time in Africa."
Tymaz was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008 and, after seven months of chemotherapy, is in remission. His passion for soccer and desire to return to the field to play the game with his friends fueled his determination to beat the disease.
"We are so appreciative of XanGo's efforts in helping Tymaz , as well as other children, through the Children's Wish program," said Linda Marco, Director, Development, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. "With the help of companies like XanGo, we can continue to shed some light in the lives of children who suffer from critical illnesses."
A leading global nutrition company, XanGo, LLC is a recognized category creator as the first company to market a premium mangosteen beverage, XanGo® Juice, to consumers worldwide. XanGo continues to lead the category by driving the research, development and advancement of functional mangosteen products. It has expanded its roster of premium, functional products to include 3SIXTY5™, a whole food nutrition multi-vitamin, along with Glimpse® Topical Skin Nutrition and eleviv™, for natural youthful vigor. XanGo is privately owned and powered by a global network of more than 1 million independent distributors in the U.S. and more than 30 international markets such as Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany and Malaysia. For details, visit http://www.xango.ca
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Established in 1984, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling a favorite wish for children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Since its inception, Children's Wish has granted more than 15,000 wishes for children and their families and fulfills approximately 950 wishes annually -- each being an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of that particular child. For more information, to go www.childrenswish.ca.
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