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Make-A-Wish Eastern NC to host 2014 Wish Ball on May 17


February 27, 2014

Tickets now on sale for annual gala event

Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina announced that tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Wish Ball that will take place beginning at 6 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center on May 17, 2014.  Tickets may be purchased by calling the local chapter office at (919) 821-7111 or by visiting All proceeds from the annual fundraising gala will help grant wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

“The Wish Ball celebrates the courageous children who have recently received their one true wish, and recognizes our generous supporters and volunteers who made it all possible.” said Kristen Johnson, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina President & CEO.  “Even though our chapter granted a record number of wishes last year, the need has never been greater.  This amazing gala will provide critical funds to help ensure that we continue to provide these memorable wish experiences to the more than 200 eligible children awaiting their wish.”

More than 800 guests are expected to attend the exclusive event that will feature a cocktail party, silent auctions, a plated dinner and the popular “Bling Ring” game hosted by Diamonds Direct-Crabtree.  The highlight of the evening will be an emotional program featuring several of the 2,700 children who have received their wishes during the chapter’s 27-year history.

Invitations to a private VIP Pre-Party and Club Wish After-Party will be extended to those individuals or organizations who sponsor the event.  Please contact Ken Baroff, Vice President of Development for additional information regarding these sponsorship opportunities.

Press Contact

Christopher Winter
President & CEO
3809 Computer Drive Suite 201
Raleigh, NC  27609

Phone : (919) 821-7111
Fax : (919) 832-0079

Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies, businesses and individuals with different benefits at each level. For information, contact:

Ken Baroff
Vice President of Development
800-432-WISH (9474), ext. 210

To discuss auction item donation, logistical information, and volunteer opportunities please contact:

JoyceJoyce Aschenbrenner
Volunteer & Events Manager
800-432-WISH (9474), ext. 205

Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina
3809 Computer Drive
Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 821-7111
Toll Free (800) 432-9474