ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 10, 2014 –Trusted Choice® and the Big “I” Young Agents Committee will host the official send-off party for Wish Kid Julia on Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m. Eastern.
During the event, Trusted Choice® agents from across the country in town for the annual Big “I” Legislative Conference, staff and others will welcome Julia and her family to a fun “Under the Sea”-themed party to celebrate the 6-year-old’s wish to visit a Florida theme park.
Julia, Make-A-Wish kid
Trusted Choice® agents from all 50 states
Big “I” National Young Agents Committee
WHAT: “Under the Sea” Sendoff Party
WHEN: Friday, April 11
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. EASTERN
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Columbia B Ball Room
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
“Trusted Choice is excited to have the opportunity to host this sendoff party for Julia,” says Bob Rusbuldt, Trusted Choice® president and Big “I” president & CEO. “This is one example of the wonderful events and wishes taking place throughout the country as part of our national sponsorship of Make-A-Wish. Together, Trusted Choice® independent agents from all over the country are helping Make-A-Wish in their extraordinary cause to bring hope, strength and joy to children with life threatening medical conditions.”
Trusted Choice® was launched by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) and several independent agency companies to highlight the benefits independent agencies and brokerage firms offer consumers—choice of companies, customization of policies and advocacy support. It is the premier consumer brand for independent insurance agents and provides national advertising and other strategic tools to reach consumers. Trusted Choice® is the consumer marketing identity for more than 25,000 independent insurance agencies and brokerage firms and 70 leading insurance and financial services companies. For more information, go to www.TrustedChoice.com.
The Big “I” National Young Agents Committee (YAC) encourages Young Agents – those under 40 years of age or with less than five years of experience in the industry – to become aware of and get involved in the activities and programs of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”).
Founded in 1896, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life, health, employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address: www.independentagent.com.
About Make-A-Wish: Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on 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. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 240,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,000 in 2013 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.
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