Pictured from left: President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Central New York Diane Kuppermann; Central New York Wish Kid McKenna Kelly; and Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Tom Santurri.

For each $1 donation to Make-A-Wish Central New York guests will receive a

Make-A-Wish Star Donut as a thank you

SYRACUSE, New York – Dunkin’ Donuts today announced it will partner with Make-A-Wish Central New York for the sixth year to celebrate World Wish Day, the day the organization was founded in Phoenix, Arizona, and to help make the wishes of local children come true.

From Sunday, April 29 through Monday, May 7, guests who donate $1 to Make-A-Wish at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Central New York will receive a specially-crafted Make-A-Wish Star Donut, while supplies last. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish and the Star Donut campaign has raised more than $285,000 since 2013.

“Dunkin’ Donuts is privileged to continue its support for Make-A-Wish Central New York, a charity that works day-in and day-out to help make the wishes of local children come true,” said Eric Stensland, Integrated Marketing Manager for Dunkin’ Donuts. “I encourage the residents of Central New York to enjoy a special treat while supporting an organization that is so important to the children and families in our community.”

The star-shaped specialty donut, topped with blue and white icing in honor of Make-A-Wish, will be available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Central New York beginning on April 29.

“We are so grateful to Dunkin’ Donuts for their ongoing support, which helps us grant wishes for children with critical illnesses,” said Make-A-Wish Central New York President and CEO Diane Kuppermann. “This support is more vital now than ever considering we have more than 130 wishes in process – more wishes than at any time in our 32-year chapter history. At an average cost per wish of about $12,000, you can see just how important the Star Donut Campaign is to making wishes come true!”

Make-A-Wish Central New York creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses throughout a 15-county region of New York State. The organization has granted nearly 1,800 wishes since inception in 1985.

For more information on Make-A-Wish Central New York and to learn how you can become involved visit www.cny.wish.org or call (315) 475-WISH (9474).

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About Make-A-Wish Central New York

Make-A-Wish® Central New York is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who experience wishes can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight critical illness. Make-A-Wish Central New York is able to continue to share the power of a wish® thanks to monetary contributions, airline mile donations, and the overall generous support of individuals and corporations throughout its 15-county region, which includes Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins counties. Together, we transform lives one wish at a time. For more information, call (315) 475-WISH or visit cny.wish.org.

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 12 years running. The company has more than 12,400 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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