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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Changing Lives One Wish at a Time

Cincinnati, Ohio

It's not often that a company can dramatically and directly impact a child's life, especially when he and his family are battling a life-threatening illness. Yet, Gold Medal Products Co., its distributors and employees were given the chance to make one life-changing wish come true.

Joseph is a brave 7-year-old boy that has undergone 30 chemotherapy treatments in battling brain cancer. He asked to go to Walt Disney World® Resort in February. This special vacation will allow him to escape the countless tests and medical treatments, and spend much-needed quality time with his family.


Changing Lives One Wish at a Time


The Gold Medal family answered by raising $7,500 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Southern Ohio Region during its annual Distributors' Conference in December. This amount will not only fulfill Joseph's wish, it will also go a long way toward helping another child's dreams come true.

"Joey and his family are wonderful and caring people," Dan Kroeger, President and CEO of Gold Medal, said. "I thank God that I had the opportunity to meet them and in some small way help give them some fun time together that they so much deserve."

The Walt Disney Company will provide theme park tickets and other perks for Joseph and his family as part of their overall relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation®

For more than 80 years, Gold Medal and its distributors have specialized in the tasty treats that bring smiles worldwide. But more than popcorn, Sno-Kones® and cotton candy, the company built its global reputation by bringing quality food to families and helping countless businesses thrive. That's why the Gold Medal family doesn't just make fun foods; it makes memories to last generations.


About Gold Medal Products Co.

Gold Medal was founded in 1931 and became a worldwide concession leader by creating industry milestones and revolutionary advances. It's a privately held, family-run company, developing concession equipment and supplies that put the fun into foods. Gold Medal has more than 300 employees, 10 branches, and distributes worldwide.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation

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. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Southern Ohio Region has fulfilled the individual wishes of 1,250 local children since it was founded in 1998. Currently, we have more than 140 pending wishes. You can help share the power of a wish® by contributing financially, donating frequent flyer miles, adopting a wish or remembering the Make-A-Wish Foundation in your planned giving by calling (888) 441-9474. For more information, visit their website at