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7th Annual Brat Shak

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Piggly Wiggly

Hartland, WI


*Brewers vs. Pirates

Saturday, July 30, 2016



























Make-A-Wish Walk 4 Wishes

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Milwaukee, WI

        3rd Annual "Toys 4 Teens" Drive

December 2016

Milwaukee, WI


2nd Annual "Red, White, Pink & Port"

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Bin One Eleven 

Hartland, WI


Once again, with the generosity of our sponsors & in-kind donors, and our 135+ guests, we reached our goal of $25,000. This money will be donated to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, in June, to support the Young Child Play Area, on the recently renovated Inpatient Oncology Unity.


Thank-you, thank-you to Dr. Bruce Kaufman, Medical Director, Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of WI and Julie Martindale, RN & Lisa Ferguson, RN for sharing their message about the Young Child Play Area. Their words were inspriational & informative. 


Hands down the most popular part of the evening was the "Ballon Pull" & new this year, the "Elite Ballon Pull". WI Angels do like to play games and do like to have fun! So like Maggie!! 


Thanks to our dedicated committee members who donated countless hours, contributing to the sucess of this event. 


I continue to be humbled by the selfess generosity and the loving hearts of the Angels in WI.


Barbara Bye

















5th Annual "Ride 4 Wishes"

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hartland, WI


Maggie's Angels totally "hit it out of the park" with our 5th Annual Ride 4 Wishes. Lake Country Racquet and Athletic Club, in Hartland generously hosted this event. We had 5 spin classes that were overfilled with enthusisastic riders, tempting silent auction items, delicous butterfly cookies, Channel 12 covered our event as well as "30 West" magazine and Ms. WI & Ms. Teen WI graciously rode with us in their tutu's & tiera's. But most importantly, Wish Kid Emma and her mother, joined us for the morning. How blessed we were to meet them and to have them be a part of this event. All in all, after all sponsorships and donations were in, we raised just over $8,600. Not bad for a morning of healthy, heart pumping fun. Because of this successful fundraiser, 18 year old Emma's Wish to go to Italy this summer, will become a reality. Maggie's Angels couldn't have done this without the generosity of Lake Country Racquet and Athletic Club, the support of the Lake Country Community, the hard working Kohl's volunteers we had, and of course, our ever faithful Maggie's Angels


My heart bursts with emotion when I consider all the blessings that continue to come out of the tragedy of Maggie's death. She would be so proud.....I am thankful to be surrounded by such amazing, selfless Angels.


God is good and continues to shine His light on our ministry. 


Barbara Bye










Walk 4 Wishes

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Milwaukee, WI


Maggie's Angels 9th year as a team at Make-A-Wish Wisconsin's "Walk 4 Wishes" on Saturday, August 22, 2015 proved to be another banner event! In true "Maggie Style" we once again lit up the shores of Lake Michigan in pink, sparkly tutu's. We had the privilege of receiving top honors for the largest wish team (281 members) and highest pledge total ($18,266). But hands down, the most spectacular award went to Kaylyn Burton (Andrea Bye's 15 year old niece from Montana) who won the coveted Michael Kovnar Spirit Award. This is awarded to the child under 18, who raises the most money. Kaylyn, you are awesome and we are honored that you are one of Maggie's Angels.


The final gala at the Bye home afterwards was a glorious time to come together and celebrate all our blessings this year. Highlights were Alannah McGlocklin's (standing in for her sister and Wish Child, Kayleigh) touching speech and the presentation of the 2nd Annual Tutu Award to Mike Timmerman from MN. The night was beautifully capped off with the lighting of the Wish Lanterns


My heartfelt thank-you to everyone who came together, in so many ways, to make this event so incredible. With the donations for the Walk, Maggie's Angels was able to completely grant 10 year old Kayleigh's wish to have her service dog, Charlie. Her parents have told me that Charlie makes Kayleigh's life easier and brings a smile to her face everyday. And that, my friends, is precisely why Maggie's Angels do what we do...



"ask yourself

     if what your'e doing today

          is having a positive impact

               on the life of a child in need...."


Feeling blessed,

Barbara Bye









"Red, White, Pink & Port"

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bin One Eleven, Hartland, WI


It is difficult to describe the outpouring of support and generosity at our Wine Tasting Event. 125+ guests and we raised just over $15,000 to donate to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, for the Zero-G Gait & Balance System, in the new neuroscience unit to be completed in July of 2015. Thank you to Dr. Evans & CHW staff, Justin and Bin 111 staff, Jon LaPorte for his music, to the dedicated Angels who donated countless volunteer hours and to our awesome (& fun) guests. Most especially we appreciate Dr. Sachin Jogal, Maggie's Oncologist, whose tender message about Maggie and his personal mission to help kids with cancer, brought tears to the eyes of everyone! Once again I am reminded of how God has turned the tragedy of Maggie's death into something so powerful.


Her legacy continues to be the spark that ignites the fire in our Angel Ministry


Keep Smiling, 

Barbara Bye



















4th Annual "Ride 4 Wishes"


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Form & Fitness Health Club

Grafton, WI


Our annual, "Ride 4 Wishes" was an energizing success again this year. We had a great turnout of riders (new & old), we sold out on butterfly cookies and pink scarves, our auction items were amazing, and of course the "Day of Wine & Sailing" on Lake Michigan brought an all time high bid.


Thank-you to all our faithful volunteers, to Ben and his staff from Form and Fitness  and a special kudos to Melissa Spredemann. Her incredible dedication and enthusiasm for this event continues to inspire us all!!


I am pleased to say we were able to sponsor, 13 year old Samual's wish, through Make-A-Wish WI to go to the Grand Prix in Monoco this Spring!!


We pray that Samuel and his family have a fabulous wish trip and create memories that will last a life time. 


God continues to bless our ministry.


Keep Smiling,

Barbara Bye




"Walk 4 Wishes"


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Milwaukee, WI


Thank you to all the Maggie's Angels who took the lakefront by storm in PINK TUTU'S at Saturday's Make-A-Wish Walk. We were 155 team members strong, from 8 months to 91 years old & represented 8 states & Norway! We raised over $24,000.00 & will be granting our 20th wish, Natalie's Wish. Natalie is a 15 year old who loves PINK & wishes to go to Italy next spring with her high school choir. Thanks to the support of Maggie's Angels Inc., 501 (c)3 her wish will come true.


Afterwards we gathered at the Bye home in Hartland & celebrated the many blessings God continues to bestow upon us. We ate, drank, played yard games, shared favorite Maggie stories, jumped in the Pink Castle Bounce House, wrote messages to Maggie on the Wish Lanterns, had the ceremonial "Lighting of the Latnerns" at dusk. And yes, young Jason from Michigan successfully defended his title as Fooseball Champion for the third year running. Remembering & honoring sweet Maggie's life...



"This is the day the Lord

      hath made; we will

            rejoice and be glad in it"

                 Psalms 118:24



Keep smiling,

Barbara Bye





...remember the life Maggie lived 

                      and be different because of it... 


Feels so good to "give back" to a community that                  did so much for Maggie. 

                                    -Maggie's Angels


2nd Annual "Endter's 4 Wishes"

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Endter's Sports Grill

Hartland, WI


Thanks to all the generous supporters of our Endter's event, young 11 yr old Hailee will have her WISH come true later this spring.  She is a precious 11 yr old from Greendale, WI who is living with Cystic Fibrosis.  Her wish is to have a place where she can be away from her daily treatments and enjoy time with her friends.


A special thank you to Pat & Jackie Endter for their benevolence and to the fantastic servers at our event. Still wondering just exactly what my mystery shot was(!)? Oh well, it was yummy!!


To God goes all the glory for another succesful event. His light continues to shine on our journey.


"Your word is a lamp before my feet and a light for my journey"

                            Psalms 119:105


Barbara Bye


Saturday January 18,2014

Velocity Cycling Studio Mequon, WI


Once again this year our Spinning Event was INSPIRING. More people than ever signed up to ride & we were able to share the message of our Angel Ministry with many new faces!!! Through the generous support of these awesome Angels we were able to raise over $4,500.00 towards granting precious Hailee's Wish to have a playhouse. Hailee is an 11 year old from Greendale, WI who is living with cystic fibrosis. Together we can make her journey a little lighter & give her a chance to spend time laughing & playing with her friends in her new playhouse!!!


A special thank-you to Melissa, owner of Velocity Cycling Studio, for her dedication to making this event successful. Also, we appreciate Kohl's, Brown Deer, Wi. volunteers, for helping out again this year.


. …very few burdens are heavy

when everyone lifts...


I have the feeling 2014 is going to be an INCREDIBLE year for Maggie's Angels:)


I ask that God continue to shower his blessings on all we do. To Him goes ALL the glory.


Keep smiling,

Barbara Bye







Wednesday November 6, 2013

Portland, Oregon


Through the generous and heartfelt support of PermaCold Engineering Inc., Portland, Oregon, Maggie's Angels was able to adopt our first WISH through Make-A-Wish Oregon.  Last June, PermaCold hosted a very successful Golf Outing / Silent Auction, that raised closed to $4,900.00.  


Thus, 6 year old Myah, living with brain cancer, and her family were able to travel to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii for the trip of a lifetime.  Sweet Myah laughed, played, swam and hugged her favorite Disney characters.   Myah's favorite parts of the Wish was getting hugs and kisses from Mickey and Minnie, telling stories with Chip & Dale, and dancing with Goofy at breakfast.  Memories that will last a lifetime!!!


Thank-you, PermaCold, for your awesome support in




Saturday August 24, 2013
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Working together as a team, blessed by God, & inspired by Maggie's legacy of courage & sheer determination, our 5th year as a team at the Walk & Run was an amazing success.  Once again, we received the award for the LARGEST WISH TEAM (270 members strong) and the award for the HIGHEST PLEDGE TOTAL FOR A WISH TEAM (over $43,000.00). Now that's a lotta smiles on the faces of precious Wish Kids & their families, here in Wisconsin. 

But even more inspiring was when Kaylyn Burton, 13 yr old niece of my beautiful daughter-in-law Andrea, from a small town in Montana, won the Michael Kovnar Spirit Award!!! I admit I cried with joy when her name was announced at the awards ceremony.  She worked tirelessly, from her laptop, to build our team this year! What an incredible spirit that young Angel has.  Our goal is to have her here with us next year for the Walk & Run 2014.

Our Post Walk Gala ended with another touching "Lighting of the Wish Lanterns".  Messages to Angel Maggie to let her know we love her & miss her everyday, & are carrying on HER WORKS.

Reflecting back on Maggie's life I am reminded:

         It CANNOT eat away peace.
        It CANNOT destroy confidence.
          It CANNOT kill friendship.
        It CANNOT shut out memories...

Thank-you to ALL you Awesome Angels who worked so hard to make our team a success. God has truly blessed our ministry.  We have come so far & I get incredibly excited when I consider how far we have yet to go... Maggie always said "Sky's the limit!!"

Barbara Bye
Co-Founder & President
Maggie's Angels, Inc. 501(c)3

...remember the life Maggie lived
             and be different because of it...




WHAT:   4th Annual Brat Shack
WHERE: Piggly Wiggly

                 505 Cottonwood Avenue
                 Hartland, Wisconsin 53029

WHEN:   Sunday July 21, 2013, 10:00am - 6:00pm
WHY:      To
grant Samantha's Wish. Samantha(Sammy) is a 3 year old, from Stoughton,

                 WI, living with a brain tumor. She wishes to go to Disney World to dance with



Plan to join us for a brat or a burger and enjoy this Wisconsin tradition in support of Maggie's Angels. Maggie ALWAYS loved a summer BBQ.


And don't forget we will be getting together the day before, Saturday July 20th, for another infamous Wisconsin tradition - tailgating and a baseball game at Miller Park. The Brewers will take on the Florida Marlins at 6:10pm. Let Barb know if you can join us so we are sure to have a ticket for you. GO BREWERS!!!





The raffle for "Beer & Cheese Pairing Dinner" begins at this event.  Come to the Brat Shack, enjoy a brat or burger, and learn the details on how you might win this "dinner with 8 of your best friends during Oktoberfest"!!!



​Maggies Angel's is partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings at four separate locations for this fundraiser - Wednesday June 5, 2013 (see coupons for event times).  BWW's will donate 10-15% of proceeds from food purchased during the event.  You must have a coupon (except in Portland) for Maggie's Angels to receive proceeds. Each location will also have exciting silent auction items (auctions will run 5-9pm at each location) and "Maggie Wear 2013" items for purchase.  100% of the monies raised, in each state, will go directly to the local Make-A-Wish Chapter.

     1.) 1273 Capitol Drive, Pewaukee, Wi - Coupon HERE
     2.) 2001 SE University Ave., Mpls, Mn - Coupon HERE
     3.) 1200 NE Broadway St., Portland, Ore
     4.)  2985 N. Centre Court, Prescott Valley, Az - Coupon HERE

In Wisconsin, we are hoping to grant Samantha's Wish. Samantha (Sammy) is a 3 year old, living with a brain tumor, from Stoughton, Wi.  She likes playing with My Little Ponies and watching "Scooby-Doo" and "Sponge Bob Square Pants".  She also loves Cinderella and wishes to go to Walt Disney World to dance with her.  Her resemblance to Maggie, at that age, is striking. :)

This will be the first time Maggie's Angels has run simultaneous events in different locations. I pray for God's blessing, of this awesome opportunity, to raise the awareness of our ministry at the same time as we are able to raise money to grant the wishes of precious children, like Sammy.  Angels, from all over the country, coming together, to bring smiles to the faces of deserving children...priceless!!!!

Thank-you to Buffalo Wild Wings for their generosity with these "Eat Wings. Raise Funds Events".

Keep smiling,
Barbara Bye
May 19, 2013

Maggie's Angels Candle Collection is now Available Online!

Maggie's Angels Inc, 501 (c)(3) has branded their very own Candle Collection in Memory and Honor of Maggie Bye. These unique handcrafted designs are inspired by Maggie's vibrant personality.  Maggie's favorite things were glitter and glitz. This is why each candle and votive holder was individually designed with those details in mind!

Our candles and votive holders make great baptismal, confirmation, First Communion, birthday or Christmas gifts. These are also great way to say "Thank you" and/or remind a special person what their friendship means to you.

For local orders, to save on shipping and handling, please email Barb at


​Maggie's Angels Matches Funds Raised during Wish Week for Wishmakers at UWM 2012

​Maggie's Angels Inc, 501 (c)(3) supported Wishmakers at UWM, a student run Chapter of Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, during their fundraiser called Wish Week: Give a Penny, Grant a Wish. Wishmakers and the UWM Grind (Coffee House on Campus) partnered up to raise funds by spare change donations to help grant a Wish!

With the generosity of all those who donated their spare change, they made $776.50, which will go directly towards Andreau's Wish to go to Fiji! Our STRONG Pink Angels offered to match Wishmaker’s total, which in turn made their GRAND TOTAL $1553.00!

We are elated with joy that we are able to give out a helping hand to another organization that works very hard, just like our Pink Angels do!


Kapco Check Ceremony 2012 

Maggie's Angels Inc, 501 (c)(3) was presented with a check for $14,000.00 from Kapco Metal Stamping, before the Brewer's game on Saturday September 29, 2012. This check was for the "K's for Kids" Program where Kapco, Inc. partners with the Milwaukee Brewers and donates $10 to a charity for every stike-out thrown by the Brewers during the season.

To no one's surprise, the Brewers pitching staff had a record breaking year!! Wow!! When you partner the Milwaukee Brewers with Maggie's Angels... you never know what's going to happen!!

Thank you to Kapco Metal Stamping for their generosity and their continued support of the Milwaukee Community. Through this amazing partnership Maggie's Angels Inc. is able to grant TWO wishes to deserving Wisconsin kids living with life-threatening medical conditions!! Now that's a lot of smiles!!

Angels Do Rock!!


Maggie's Angels Inc. 501 (c)(3) Dedication Ceremony

Saturday, August 25th, 2012, after the Walk & Run for Wishes, we celebrated our 501 (c)(3), non-profit status, with a dedication ceremony.

Pastor Al Jahneke covered our organization in prayers as he shared a blessing over our mission statement.

We capped the ceremony with the presentation of a check for our largest donation yet. Perma Cold Inc., Portland, Oregon, presented Maggie's Angels Inc. with a very generous donation of $4,000. Thank you with all our hearts Perma Cold!!

We've been blessed beyond belief. God has big plans for us as He did for Maggie's life!

"Through God all things are possible."

                                             - Philippians 4:13

Be sure to view our special Wish Lantern Lighting Video


Past Event Results

Make-A-Wish - Walk & Run for Wishes 2012

"Let ur lite shine."

                     -Matthew 5:16

Saturday, August 25th, 2012 event surpassed all expectations. The weather was beautiful, over 2,500 people registered and enough money was raised to grant over 40 wishes.

Maggie's Angels had an extra special day as we were presented with the "Triple Crown Award". This high lights our 'team efforts' as:

  • Largest Team

  • Most Pledges Raised

  • Best Display of Team Spirit

"Working for something you believe in is an amazing experience! Then when you do it with people you love... It's life changing!"

                                              - Barbara Bye August 29, 2012


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