Monday, February 22, 2010

Police Service Dogs to Deliver Cruise 'Wish' to Sandy Boy

The Salt City Police Department will join with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Utah tomorrow night to present a wish to Jon Bowen, a 12-year-old Sandy boy.

Bowen, who has long dreamed of becoming a police officer, is especially fond of police dogs. The dream of working in law enforcement has continued, despite a recent diagnosis of Wilms tumor, a cancer of the kidneys that typically occurs in children.

Upon his diagnosis, a social worker referred Jon to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which told him they could make one wish come true. After talking about the many different wish possibilities, Jon declared a wish to go on a Disney cruise with his family.

That wish will come true tomorrow night during a K-9 demonstration at Pioneer Precinct when police service dogs deliver Jon’s Wish Proclamation.
Media outlets are invited to attend this special event.

Jon Bowen, wish recipient
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah

Presentation of a wish

6 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rooms B&C
Pioneer Precinct
1040 W. 700 S.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. With the help of generous donors and volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah granted 160 wishes last year. Located in its facility in Murray, A Wishing Place, the Foundation offers a quality wish experience that includes a magical wish-making ceremony in the Wishing Tower, special wish tokens to throw in a wish fountain, and plenty of room for wish-granting celebrations. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit