After a month-long fundraiser for Make-A-Wish, Applebee’s of Seven Hills presented a check for $10,436 on Wednesday, May 2, to 11-year-old Madison, a local Seven Hills child battling cancer.
With the help of its guests and the local community, Applebee’s was able to raise the full amount necessary to grant Madi’s wish of embarking on a Disney Cruise with her mother, father, and younger sister. Applebee’s of Seven Hills commemorated Madi’s wish with a wish reveal celebration and check presentation event, where she and her family were the guests of honor as the Applebee’s team presented her with the funds raised to make her special wish come true. Madi, who loves hide-and-go-seek, riding her bike and spending time with her sister, was also presented with a basket of her scrapbooking favorites while she and her family enjoyed dinner together.
On her Disney Cruise, Madi hopes to see Rapunzel, Cinderella and Winnie the Pooh, as well as swim with dolphins, eat ice cream, spend time with her family and enjoy the various water slides. The funds were raised via in-restaurant donations, where 100 percent of the net proceeds were donated to helping fulfill the wishes of local children through a once in a lifetime experience. Donating guests were recognized with a Make-A-Wish paper star, displayed in restaurant as a sign of support for the local community.