KENNEWICK, Wash. -- All day Friday, you'll have the opportunity to help grant a child's wish. NBC Right Now and the Make-A-Wish foundation are teaming together for the "Wishes in Flight" telethon. Volunteers will be maning phones from 4:30 AM until 7:00 PM Friday. They'll be accepting your donated frequent flyer miles. The miles will help grant wishes for local children battling life-threatening illnesses. Often times their wishes involve travel to places like Disneyland or Hawaii.
If you would like to call in and donate, the number for Yakima is 225-2380. In the Tri-Cities, call 737-6705. All donations stay local. You can also text a $5 donation by sending the word "WISH" to 27722.
Airlines participating are:
Alaska/Horizon Airlines Delta Airlines Continential Airlines United Airlines U.S. Airways