Make-A-Wish celebrates Wishes Ball launch party June 8

Make-A-Wish Connecticut and the Celebrating Wishes Ball Committee will host Rose’ on the Rooftop, a magical evening of cocktails and Celebrating Wishes at the Samuel Owen Gallery rooftop deck, in Greenwich on Wednesday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. The invitation is open to the public and will provide a unique opportunity to meet with several “Wish Kids,” as well as learn more about the annual Celebrating Wishes Ball to be held at the Greenwich Country Club Nov. 5.

The success of the Connecticut Celebrating Wishes Ball, raising over $500,000 annually, grants over 50 wishes a year. Make-A-Wish Connecticut has granted over 2,600 wishes since it began in 1986, and will grant over 240 in its current Fiscal Year. The average cost of a wish in Connecticut is $10,000.

The Rose’ On The Rooftop Launch Party is hosted by the event committee, chaired by Gina Filippelli, Sharon Platter, Brooke Bohnsack and Julie Rivard.

Wish Kid Lauren Telesz, whose wish was to publish her own children’s book, will be present to share her ongoing wish journey with guests. Lauren was the honored Wish Kid at last year’s Ball, which raised over $525,000. She will be joined by Wish Kid Connor O’Neill whose wish to go on a Mediterranean Cruise was just recently granted in April, along with other local Wish Families.

“Hosting this annual Launch Event is a unique opportunity for us to celebrate and thank our committee, but also to reignite the excitement of the Celebrating Wishes Ball as we begin to plan this year’s 30th anniversary celebration,” shared Brooke Bohnsack, committee co-chair. “It is also wonderful to see Wish Kids we’ve honored in years past come back and share with us how their lives have continued to be enriched with the hope, strength and joy Make-A-Wish provided them.”

Those interested in attending on June 8 should RSVP to [email protected] or by calling 203-880-6967. For questions and more information, contact Tara Navara, Chief Development Officer at [email protected].

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