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Trusted Choice® and Big “I” Young Agents Committee to Celebrate Wish Kid

April 13 event is sendoff party for Justin who wished to go to a big theme studio in Florida.

TC logo with tagline.jpgALEXANDRIA, Virginia, April 11, 2016 –Trusted Choice® and the Big “I” Young Agents Committee, in conjunction with Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, will host the official send-off party for Wish Kid Justin, 13, on Wednesday, April 13 at 1:30 p.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 Justin and his family to a celebration in his honor and to send him on his vacation adventure.
WHO:    Justin, 13, Make-A-Wish wish kid
 Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic
 Trusted Choice® agents from all 50 states 
 Big “I” National Young Agents Committee
WHAT: Special Themed Wish Send-off Party for Wish Recipient (who battled brain cancer)
WHEN: Wednesday, April 13
TIME: 1:30 p.m. Eastern
WHERE: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
  Renaissance East Ballroom, Ballroom Level
  999 Ninth Street, NW
  Washington, DC 20001
  (202) 898-9000
• This event is held during the annual Big “I” Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. The event is the insurance industry’s best-attended, most effective legislative meeting and is attended by members from all 50 states and several foreign countries.
• Pre-registration is preferred, but not required for credentialed media. To register, click HERE or go to
• For more information about the Big “I” Legislative Conference or the speakers, contact Margarita Tapia at (703) 706-5473, direct, or
• Web address:
“Trusted Choice is excited to have the opportunity to host the sendoff party and adventure for Justin,” says Bob Rusbuldt, Trusted Choice® president and Big “I” president & CEO. “This is one example of the wonderful events and wishes taking place across the country as part of our national sponsorship of Make-A-Wish America. Together, Trusted Choice® independent agents from all over the country are helping Make-A-Wish in their wonderful 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
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:
About Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic:
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic serves children who reside in central and southern Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and northern Virginia. Founded in 1983, the Mid-Atlantic chapter has granted more than 8,700 wishes in the Mid-Atlantic region since its inception. Wish kids face any number of life-threatening medical conditions such as cancer, pediatric AIDS, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Duchene’s muscular dystrophy, kidney and heart disease. This year alone, 840 local children are expected to be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. However, for every wish granted, at least two more local children are waiting. The community has the opportunity to make an impact today by helping Make-A-Wish to reach hundreds of kids whose wishes would go otherwise unanswered this year. For more information, please visit:
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