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MOT 2008 Charity Press Release

Make-A-Wish Foundation® of New Hampshire and the Mt Washington Observatory to Benefit from Fund Raiser

Two New Hampshire charities chosen to receive moneys raised by MINI Cooper owners attending event at Mt Washington June 28th

Essex, Massachusetts – February 22st – MINIsOnTop announced this year’s beneficiaries of the charitable efforts on behalf of the MINI Cooper owners and families that will take part in the annual event held in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on June 28th. The Mt Washington Observatory will receive 6.288% (honoring the mountain’s elevation) of the total raised with the rest going to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of New Hampshire. MINIsOnTop total charitable efforts in the past have raised over $38,000 and this year’s goal is to break the $50,000 mark.

By raising at least $12,000 it would allow the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of New Hampshire to grant wishes for New Hampshire children with life-threatening medical conditions as well as help to offset the increased costs of basic scientific research the Mt Washington Observatory is known for world-wide. Since the highlight of the MINIsOnTop event is a sunset run to the summit of Mt Washington it was decided that a percentage of the funds raised deserve to go to the observatory on an ongoing annual basis. MINIsOnTop also decided to focus its efforts on the individual Make-A-Wish Foundations within each of the New England states on a rotating basis assuring that a smile can be brought to at least one child each year. Julie Baron, CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation® of New Hampshire, states that wishes “can be as simple as wanting a play area in your backyard or as expansive as wanting to pet a cheetah in the wild. A wish is the answer to the heartfelt question, if you could have anything, do anything, go anywhere, be anything what would you choose.”

Those interested in donating items to be raffled or used as door prizes please contact Dave Thibodeau.

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