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Make-A-Wish Alaska announces new staff

Anchorage, AK – Make-A-Wish® Alaska, the local nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, has recently hired Hannah Moderow as the Administrative and Program Coordinator at our Anchorage office.

Moderow will assist with wish coordination and providing support for local volunteers, special events and fundraising. Moderow has worked as a freelance writer and editor in Anchorage for the past six years, during which time she ghost wrote Born to Mush, the biography of  2012 Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey. Moderow also served as an adjust professor in Developmental English at University of Alaska Anchorage.

Moderow earned her B.A. in English and Art History from Cornell University and her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She currently resides in Anchorage with her husband and two dogs.

About Make-A-Wish Alaska

Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska has granted Alaskan wishes to more than 500 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant about 30 wishes, and an additional 30 wishes to kids from across the US who wish to visit Alaska as part of their wish. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. For more information about Make-A-Wish Alaska and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit www.akwa.wish.org or connect with us at www.facebook.com/northwestwishes or on Twitter @MakeAWishAKWA.

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