DENVER — The power of a wish is a valuable thing especially for children battling critical illnesses and experiencing the uncertainty, pain and medical visits that go with the diagnosis. A wish provides hope for brighter days ahead for those children and all the individuals involved in granting them through Make-A-Wish Colorado. On February 22, attendees will experience first-hand the true power of a wish at Make-A-Wish Colorado’s Wish Night, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Denver Colorado Convention Center.
Make-A-Wish Colorado’s board chair, Doug Askam, is excited about Wish Night and the line-up of talented performers. Askam states, “Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. The hope that a wish offers helps to improve their quality of life, and the wish kids who will be performing at Wish Night are shining examples of the powerful impact a wish can have.”
Entertainment at Wish Night will be provided by wish kids who have continued to expand and grow their talents with hope and excitement, despite their illnesses. Among the entertainers will be 14-year-old piano virtuoso Logan who is a freshman at Denver School of Arts, 15-year-old Fiona, a legendary cello player who is eagerly anticipating her wish, 16-year-old Lexi who will showcase her tap-dancing moves and a trio of young ladies who will be joined by their fathers in a special dance performance to Steven Curtis Chapman's "Cinderella."
In addition to the entertainment, guests will experience a live wish reveal, where a kid's wish will be granted! The evening will also include cocktails and dinner, silent and live auctions and other special gifts. Tickets are available online at wish2019.givesmart.com or by calling 303-750-9474.
Jason Gruenauer will MC the evening. He has played Prince Charming for several wishes, knows how inspiring a wish can be and the importance of bringing together the community to share in that experience and raise funds to grant future wishes.