National Superhero Day Benefits Make-A-Wish Through SKOUT


Anybody can become a real life superhero. You just need to get the SKOUT smartphone application. April 28th was National Superhero Day, and to celebrate that specially designated day, SKOUT donated money to Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area. The donation amount was determined by how the app was used. Whenever anyone running the SKOUT app gifted any one of their friends with an online virtual gift with a superhero theme, SKOUT added to the donation amount. The goal for SKOUT was to full fund a recipient’s wish. This means everyone can be superheros!

SKOUT did a survey of their customer users and found out 80 percent admitted that they too wanted to become some type of superhero. Most of those surveyed indicated that in their definition, a superhero is anyone that helps anyone else who is in need. SKOUT CEO and one of the founders of the company, Christian Wiklund, enthusiastically stated that he was proud to be part of his company’s effort to use the app to fund a Make-A-Wish who really does need a superhero. He said whenever they send a virtual gift to a friend, they show they care for that friend. But that sending a virtual superhero gift also shows you care for others.

The Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area organization creates strength, joy, and hope with grants of wishes to children who have terminal or life-threatening conditions. The goal of this worthy institution is to grant a wish to all eligible needy children who reside in any of the counties they serve. For a child to The Bay Area chapter of this organization has been granting such wishes for 32 years. They granted 27 children wishes in 1984, their first year of operation. These days it grants of 370 wishes every year; over 7,200 wishes have been granted, in total. The following 17 counties in Northern California are covered by this chapter: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Siskiyou, Solano and Sonoma.

The SKOUT app is produced by SKOUT, the company. It runs on a variety of smart Internet-connected devices to virtually connect people ins social circles. It is now being used by many thousands of people in over 180 countries and using 16 different languages of the world. SKOUT is the safe way to meet strangers, find out about local events, and start new connections. You can find out more at

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