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Thursday
Jul162015

Lafferty Chevrolet Presents Check to Twilight Wish

Twilight Wish Foundation recently received a generous donation from Ally Financial on behalf of its relationship with Lafferty Chevrolet of Warminster, Pennsylvania.  Ally account executive Taryn Solomon, Jack Lafferty and Jackson Lafferty of Lafferty Chevrolet presented the $5,000 check to Twilight Wish Foundation’s Director of Wish Management, Michelle Bowren.

Founded in Doylestown in 2003, Twilight Wish Foundation is the first national wish granting organization for the elderly.  Since its founding twelve years ago, Twilight Wish has granted the wishes of over 2,320 seniors throughout the U.S.  The funding received from Ally Financial and Lafferty Chevrolet will be used to grant wishes for deserving, low-income elderly. 

“Twilight Wish is proud to receive this grant from Ally and Lafferty Chevrolet towards our wish granting program,” said Forkin, founder and chairman of the board of Twilight Wish Foundation.  “Many more seniors will have their wishes granted, thanks to their generosity.”

About Lafferty Chevrolet: Since 1960, Lafferty Chevrolet has been providing exceptional service to its customer. Lafferty Chevrolet has a strong commitment to local community. The dealership sponsors local sports organizations, scouting organizations, local projects and has a drive and win program with local schools.  Over the years, Lafferty Chevrolet has led the area in car and truck sales and delivers from Maine to the Carolinas.  In addition, Lafferty Chevrolet has an award winning Service and Parts Department with all the latest equipment. With all the modern changes in the automotive industry, we are constantly training our technicians and our sales, service and parts consultants.

Tuesday
Sep232014

The Latest El Tour News!

We are pleased to unveil our 2014 El Tour de Tucson Team Twilight Wish Cycling Jersey.  If you register as a rider on Team Twilight, we will pay your registration fee and give you this jersey!   The Pin Up art was graciously donated by Greg Hildebrandt who has an amazing body of work, including his most well known piece for the original Star Wars movie poster. A big thank you goes out to Mr. Hildebrandt, Jean Scrocco and his staff, as well as Susie Conner and the folks at Pactimo. Special thank you to Felipe Garcia for the concept and design of our Team Twilight Wish jersey. To register or to pre-order this jersey, please call Lisa at (520) 419-9303.

Tuesday
Aug122014

We Invite You to Ride with Us!

Please join us and ride in the 32nd El Tour de Tucson on November 22nd, presented by Casino Del Sol Resort and sponsored by Special Olympics.  Our Tucson, Arizona chapter is excited to have the opportunity to raise funds on behalf of Southern Arizona Honor Flight by cycling in this fun and amazing event.  The Tucson chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation has been granting wishes to low-income veterans and seniors since 2006.  In supporting Honor Flight through Twilight Wish, you can give a proud Arizona WWII veteran the chance to feel the impact of all their services, as well as our nation's gratitude by sending him or her on a very special flight to Washington D.C. to see the WWII memorial.  Event distances for El Tour are 1/4, 5 and 12 mile fun rides or 40, 55, 75 and 104 mile rides for the more advanced cyclist. Register with us today and as an official Twilight Wish cyclist, we will pay your registration fees totaling $145 and provide you with a Twilight Wish cycling jersey.  We only ask that you raise at least $250 (per rider) to help support this great cause. Help us share in the responsibility of keeping our deserving veterans from being forgotten.  Join Twilight Wish today in our effort to "Ride to Unify" in El Tour de Tucson 2014.  Follow the Twilight Wish team on their journey to event day on both Twitter and Instagram at @Ride2Unify.  For more information, please contact Lisa at TwilightRide2Unify@aol.com or 520-574-9303.  For registration form, click here.

Thursday
Mar132014

Rest in Peace "Band of Brothers" WWII Vet William Guarnere

William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, a South Philly native and World War II vet who was portrayed on the television miniseries, “Band of Brothers,” died on Saturday at the age of 90. Twilight Wish founder Cass Forkin had the pleasure of meeting this national hero in 2011.

 

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Band-of-Brothers-WWII-Vet-Bill-Guarnere-Dies-at-90-249198891.html

Tuesday
Feb042014

Twilight Wish Welcomes John Uetz to Board of Directors

Twilight Wish is pleased to announce that John Uetz recently joined their board of directors.  Uetz, a resident of Brookhaven, Pa., is a recent graduate of Villanova University School of Law and is currently an Associate Attorney with the law office of Haviland Hughes in Philadelphia.    

During his time at Villanova, Uetz participated in various pro bono and public interest law programs including the Homeless Advocacy Project, an organization that provides a variety of legal services to Philadelphia’s homeless population free of charge.  Uetz also participated in Villanova’s Civil Justice Clinic, which serves indigent members of the community by providing pro bono representation in civil matters including landlord-tenant disputes and civil forfeiture cases.

“When I first heard about Twilight Wish Foundation, I knew it would be a great fit for me because I had seen firsthand the impact that granting a wish can have on a senior’s life,” said Uetz. “My grandmother is an amazing cook, but she had only ever cooked at home.  Her wish was to be a sous chef in a local restaurant for a day.  When her retirement home granted her wish, she talked about how much she enjoyed the experience for months.  I saw how much joy it gave her to have that experience and I am very excited to have the opportunity to play a part in making a positive impact on my community by being involved with Twilight Wish.”