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Allegiant and Make-A-Wish® Send McAllen Child on Empowering Wish Experience


July 09, 2013


Rio Grande Valley

WHAT:  Allegiant will host a wish celebration for Yamilex from Donna. Yamilex and her family will travel to Orlando / Sanford on Allegiant for an empowering wish experience. Allegiant employees will greet the wish family at the airport for a celebratory sendoff.

WHERE:  Please meet for Yamilex and her family’s send-off party at the main terminal building at the McAllen Miller International Airport. Please bring a government issued photo ID.

WHEN:    July 10, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

WHY:      Allegiant has built a business around helping make vacation possible in small communities throughout the country. By establishing Make-A-Wish as its primary charity, Allegiant is able to help make wishes possible in the communities it serves. Allegiant will donate travel to wish kids and their families in cities across the country.

Allegiant, Travel is our deal.®

Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company® (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. Through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, the company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline, and offers other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets through its website, The company has been named one of America’s 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for four consecutive years. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit:


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About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted over 226,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at to learn more.

Press Contact

Ava L Sandlin
Executive Director
1801 S. 2nd Street Suite 405
McAllen, TX  78503

Phone : (956) 686-9474
Fax : (956) 686-4380

Make-A-Wish® Rio Grande Valley
1801 S. 2nd Street
Suite 405
McAllen, TX 78503
(956) 686-9474