ComEd employees raise money to fund wishes for young cancer patients

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — ComEd employees raised $10,000 for the charity, Nik’s Wish.

The company’s employees raised the money as part of their annual United Way of Giving Campaign.

The Nikolas Ritschel Foundation helps young adults, ages 18 to 24, that are fighting cancer. Nik’s Wish provides grants of up to $6,000 to cancer patients, who can then create memorable experiences with their families and loved ones.

A ComEd employee, who battled cancer as a young adult, recommended the charity.

Employees raised the money through donations, silent auctions, and raffles.

ComEd’s Erik Hansen said, “We were actually able to get another TV donated and put us to the $10.5K mark, which is a phenomenal year for us here. And, to be able to donate that money, knowing it’s going to give at least two wishes, is just a great feeling.”

Since 2012, the non-profit has granted 155 wishes.

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