Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama Hosted Successful Fundraising Gala

Atlanta was host to this past Saturday’s Annual Celebration of Wishes. The black-tie Gala celebrated the many wishes granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation(R) of Georgia and Alabama in 2006. Held at The Intercontinental Hotel, approximately 400 attendees filled the ballroom to experience a magical evening.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. The Foundation grants four types of wishes: “I wish to go … ,” “I wish to be … ,” “I wish to meet…” or “I wish to have … .” Attendees of the Atlanta Gala experienced a live wish in the making. Seven-year old Jordan Holmes (above) from Austell, Georgia wished to be a dancer. Therefore, Make-A-Wish helped fulfill that dream by aligning her with the Price Performing Arts Center for regular dance lessons, and to also prepare her for the big Gala performance. Jordan suffers from sickle-cell anemia, a genetic blood disorder that deprives the organs of oxygen and causes her body a great deal of pain.

“The Celebration of Wishes was a phenomenal success. Not only did we grant a spectacular wish for Jordan, but we raised money for further wish granting in Georgia and Alabama,” said P.J. White, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama. “As we celebrate the amazing stories of our wish children, we thank our sponsors and individuals who supported this gala and wish granting with their gifts of money, time and effort.”

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