Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire Hosts Inaugural Gala Celebrating 30th Anniversary

On Friday, Oct. 26, Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire will host its inaugural gala, Evening of Wishes, at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach. The night will serve as the commencement of the 30th Anniversary for the chapter.
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Oct. 18, 2012 - PRLog -- Tustin, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2012)—In celebration of granting 30 years of wishes, Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire announces its inaugural gala, “Evening of Wishes,” Friday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach.

The night promises to bring unforgettable memories and incredible opportunities through live and silent auctions featuring exclusive gift packages. More than a few surprises are planned for guests throughout the evening, including a special wish experience, and testimonials from former wish children from the past 30 years, sharing the strength, hope and joy that a wish fulfilled can bring.

“I can’t think of a better way to commemorate our 30th anniversary than to celebrate these brave children whom we have been able to help,” said Stephanie McCormick, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire.

In addition, Make-A-Wish America co-founder, Frank Shankwitz, will be in attendance as special guest speaker. Entertainment will include the award winning music of Haute Chili.

Tickets can be purchased for $250 each by contacting Make-A-Wish director of development, Sarah Pizzaruso, at or (714) 573-9474 ext. 230. The Balboa Bay Club (888-445-7153) is located at 1221 West Coast Highway in Newport Beach.

To learn more about Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire, please visit


Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.
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