Newtown Square Girl Uses Her ‘Make-a-Wish’ to Help Fund Cancer Research

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Eight-year-old Mary Andersen from Newtown Square used her “Make-a-Wish” to help design and launch a new Lilly Pulitzer print, using part of the proceeds to help others, writes Katherine Scott for 6ABC.

The girl, who is battling leukemia, recently celebrated the launch of the happy and vibrant “Magical Mary” pattern at the Lilly Pulitzer headquarters store at King of Prussia Mall.

Dennis Heron, CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Philadelphia, Delaware, and Susquehanna Valley joined Mary to celebrate.

“She could have done anything,” he said. “She chose to help other kids in a situation she finds herself in.”

Lilly Pulitzer is donating part of the launch day proceeds to Make-A-Wish and $33,000 dollars to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A dress, hat, and top in Mary’s print are available nationwide.

Today, Mary and her oncologist will walk the runway at CHOP’s fashion show fundraiser in a print she designed.

Mary turned to art after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. She is now in remission and having maintenance therapy. Mary was always a fan of the Lilly prints that she got to enjoy on her Wish Day.

Read more about Mary’s Lily Pulitzer print at 6ABC by clicking here.

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