MONTANA – Make-A-Wish Montana is celebrating World Wish Day on April 29 through a month-long campaign to raise air miles it’s calling Wishes in Flight.

Currently, 40 local travel wishes are in need of 8 million air miles; 75 percent of the wishes submitted to the foundation involve travel.

If donors give 250,000 air miles to Make-A-Wish Montana by April 29, advisory council member Aaron Sparboe promises to match with his own 250,000-air mile donation.

World Wish Day celebrates the day in 1980 when Chris Greicius received his wish to become a police officer, inspiring the founding of Make-A-Wish.

Make-A-Wish Montana is a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since granting its first in 1987, the foundation has helped more than 400 wishes come true. Frequent flier miles from Delta, US Airways or United will never expire once donated to the program. To learn more or donate, call (877) 574-9474 or visit montana.wish.org.