UHY LLP CPAs Take Break from Tax Season to Help Make Wishes Come True through Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Michigan

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UHY LLP used proceeds from an event in February to make a boy from White Lake's wish come true.

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Employees, their friends and associates of UHY LLP, certified public accountants, in conjunction with UHY Cares, the firm’s independent 501c(3)organization, celebrated their eighth annual Texas Hold‘Em tournament on Feb. 19. The charity poker event was held at Star Lanes at Emagine Royal Oak and was packed with players, sponsors and donors who helped raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Michigan, a statewide nonprofit that grants the wishes of Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

With over $25,000 of generous contributions, UHY Cares was able to use a portion of the money to adopt the wish of Jayden A., 11, from White Lake. Jayden has progressive muscle disease that causes severe muscle weakness, inhibiting his ability to take part in certain activities. His wish was to go to Walt Disney World with his family. Thanks to successful fundraising efforts from UHY, Jayden and his family were able to take their trip in mid-April.

“We had a record turnout at this year’s poker event. It’s through this direct support that we were able to raise the funds needed to adopt Jayden’s wish, as well as give back to several other local charities”, said Scott Miller, MAW board member and partner at UHY LLP. “Although Make-A-Wish Michigan grants approximately one wish a day, each wish experience is unique and frequently a source of inspiration and optimism helping to strengthen and empower children undergoing difficult medical treatments. Imagine how a child’s spirit will be lifted from planning, sharing and treating his or her family to a wish experience of their choosing.

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About UHY Cares
UHY LLP, a certified public accounting firm, operates its charitable giving activities through UHY Cares, an independent nonprofit 501c3 organization. Cares, which was incorporated over five years ago, was an idea inspired by employees and is volunteer based. Through UHY Cares, employees are able to give back to the community, including helping individuals going through personal emergencies or hardships. UHY Cares Michigan has provided assistance to over 150 local charities and families and continues to grow this list every year.

About Make-A-Wish Michigan
Since 1984, Make-A-Wish® Michigan has granted more than 8,000 wishes to Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Michigan serves children throughout the entire state and is funded through community support. More than 80 percent of each dollar spent directly benefits the Michigan wish-granting program. Visit http://www.michigan.wish.org to learn more.

Media Contact:
Sherri Collins
Vice President of Marketing
and Brand Advancement
Make-A-Wish® Michigan
734.994.8620 ext. 111 (office)
734.545.3889 (cell)
scollins@michigan.wish.org

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