On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Make-A-Wish® North Texas
hosted the 18th Annual Wish Night®
gala, presented by Helzberg Diamonds®
, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. For the past 17 years, this signature black-tie gala has raised more than $11 million to grant more than 1,490 wishes for North Texas children battling life-threatening medical conditions. This year, Wish Night had a record-breaking year by raising $1.48 million thanks to the generous help from outstanding individuals and organizations like Helzberg Diamonds, American Airlines and Mr. & Mrs. JoAnne and Elliott ‘Tony’ Roosevelt, Jr. This will allow Make-A-Wish North Texas to grant more than 185 additional wishes in North Texas.
Guests arrived at the Hilton Anatole Hotel for an evening that began with entertainment by Time Machine, a silent auction showcasing Helzberg Diamonds jewelry, a multi-course dinner, special performance from past wish recipients, the highly anticipated live auction and the ever so popular midnight snack. WFAA’s Cynthia Izaguirre helped host the evening’s festivities as guests heard from Make-A-Wish North Texas President & CEO, Scotty Landry; Helzberg Diamonds Chairman & CEO, Beryl Raff; and the event’s Honorary Chairs, Mr. & Mrs. JoAnne and Elliott ‘Tony’ Roosevelt, Jr. Attendees were introduced to past wish recipients who gave testimonials on how Make-A-Wish® has changed their life in their road to recovery showing that wishes are more than just a nice thing. Wishes strengthen wish kids and their families, rally communities together, and change the lives of everyone involved.
A special thanks to Scott Harben Pictures for providing our wish kid photography, Jeffrey A. Davis Photography for capturing the essence of the evening, and Two Blue Shoes Photography for creating some great shots for our social media.
We can't wait to see what's in store for the 19th Annual Wish Night gala on May 16, 2015!