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LeAnn Named Celebrity Wish Ambassador For Wish Upon A Hero

Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 10:40 AM by User

Dave Girgenti, founder of Wish Upon a Hero (www.wishuponahero.com) WUAH, announced today that GRAMMY Award-winning artist LeAnn Rimes is a celebrity wish ambassador for the social helping network. As part of her role as ambassador, Rimes will help grant local wishes at her holiday concerts throughout December.

Rimes has been involved with WUAH for the last three years in every capacity. As a ‘hero,’ LeAnn has granted numerous wishes, most of them anonymously. She has played a vital role in increasing awareness of WUAH, and encouraging people to be ‘heroes’ via her social networks on Facebook, Twitter and her home page www.leannrimesworld.com.

“LeAnn is a real-life hero. She has a passion for helping people, and that has translated into her being an amazing supporter of Wish Upon a Hero – granting wishes herself, raising awareness for our site, encouraging her fans to also become heroes,” said WUAH Founder Dave Girgenti. “We are honored to officially welcome LeAnn to our Wish Upon A Hero team, and are excited that she will be helping us during the holidays, when there are more people in need than ever.”

Holiday Wish Granting
As LeAnn’s concert tour heads into the holiday season, she will be encouraging her fans to become heroes. At each of her concerts in December, LeAnn will share a local wish that has been posted to the Wish Upon a Hero website. The wishes will be posted on her website, Facebook and Twitter; fans can contribute to the wish either by going directly to the WUAH website or by texting to donate HERO to 80088.

LeAnn is also uniting heroes from across the country to help grant a wish for a Hurricane Sandy victim. Ken Murphy was paralyzed in an accident after Hurricane Irene and now has lost his home and all his belongings due to Hurricane Sandy. Ken and his family (3 kids) are trying to raise $10,000 to begin the rebuilding process. You can view and donate to Ken’s wish at www.wishoftheweek.com.

LeAnn is a Hero
In March 2012, LeAnn saw a wish from a military family with a sick child, asking for help to go to Disneyland before their daughter lost her vision. LeAnn brought American Airlines in to fly the family to California, she offered to grant the family Disneyland tickets, and spent time with the family while they were at the Park.

In May 2012, while in Philadelphia for a concert, LeAnn helped grant a wheelchair wish to a woman with Rett’s Syndrome, bringing awareness to the complications of Rett’s and encouraging people to go to WUAH and grant a wish.

Earlier this month, LeAnn and her husband Eddie Cibrian made a stop along her concert tour route in Disneyworld in Orlando, to meet up with a family whose Disney wish was being granted. The wish recipient was Ava, a six-year-old terminally ill girl. LeAnn spent the morning with Ava and her family.

About Wish Upon a Hero
Wish Upon a Hero is the world’s largest social helping network. The peer-to-peer platform connects people in need with people willing to help. Wishes range from basic need to costly medication. Heroes can help by donating money, offering a service or purchasing an item. Since its launch in 2007, more than 97,000 wishes have been granted.

  1. Vanessa Velez avatar

    On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 2:01 PM, Vanessa Velez said:

    How refreshing- a celebrity using her status for good purposes! I love it. Way to go Leann!

  2. Dan P avatar

    On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 11:43 PM, Dan P said:

    Good for you, Le! They couldn't have picked anyone better.

  3. karen balandis avatar

    On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 2:45 PM, karen balandis said:

    My cousin has cancer and her wish was to met Leann. She granted Anne's wish when she performed at Turning Stone Casino. Thanks.

  4. Melanie avatar

    On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 1:15 PM, Melanie said:

    I think that is so wonderful. Granting wishes can be very rewarding. It is a great feeling to help someone who really needs it. Keep up the good work.

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