DALLAS, TX - Make-A-Wish North Texas has announced that the organization will once again be asking local Texans to embark on an important top-secret mission … to make wishes come true at its 19th
Annual Wish Night, aptly themed Operation: Wish, on May 16, 2015. Tickets and sponsorship packages for the signature black-tie gala, presented by Helzberg Diamonds®
, are available now at WishNight.org.
“With more than 1,200 kids in North Texas being diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions each year, Wish Night is about improving the quality of life for those children and their families,” said Make-A-Wish North Texas President & CEO, Scotty Landry. “The impact this organization and all those who support it has on these children is written all over their smiling faces the day their wish comes true.”
For the past 18 years, Make-A-Wish has raised $12.48 million through the efforts of Wish Night and has granted more than 1,675 wishes for North Texas children. This year’s event hopes to surpass 2014’s record-breaking $1.48 million but will only be possible through the generous contributions of local North Texas residents and businesses.
“As a parent, to be able to see your child every day remembering their wish, whether it was a visit to Disney or to be a fireman for a day, is very fulfilling. There are not enough words to say ‘thank you’ for what these wishes do for our children,” said Andy Coolidge, father of two wish kids.
Donations for this year’s Wish Night already include a 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA from Park Place Dealerships, which will be raffled off during the event. Raffle tickets for the vehicle will be available online and do not require a ticket to the event to enter. In addition, Helzberg Diamonds, returning as Title Sponsor, will contribute unique pieces of jewelry towards the event’s silent auction.
“Helzberg Diamonds is truly honored to lend support to Make-A-Wish North Texas’ annual Wish Night, in addition to our support of Make-A-Wish on a national level. It is incredibly rewarding for our associates to be a part of bringing the joy of a wish fulfilled to children fighting life-threatening illnesses and their families,” said Beryl Raff, Chairman & CEO of Helzberg Diamonds. “Wish Night not only gives us the opportunity to participate in efforts to fund more wishes, but also allows us to experience the tangible results of those efforts.”
Wish Night will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel located at 2201 North Stemmons Freeway in Dallas, TX. Tickets are available for purchase online for $325 each, while sponsorship packages vary. For more information on how your company can become involved, inquiries about the Park Place car raffle or to purchase tickets, please visit www.WishNight.org
or contact Development Officer, Tabatha Gonzalez-Olaechea, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or via phone at 214-496-5006.