Wish Ball Breaks the $3 Million Dollar Mark

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Posted By on April 10, 2019

The Event: Make-A-Wish® Arizona Wish Ball

The Cause: Make-A-Wish®

Mission: Make-A-Wish® Arizona is the founding chapter of Make-A-Wish®, the world’s largest wish granting organization which grants life-changing wishes for kids with critical illnesses.

Co-Chairs: Stephanie Linnenkamp and Amy Walters

Special Guests: Six special Wish Kids and their families were featured throughout the event: Hunter, Imani, Isabel, Isaiah, Kwincy & Piper

Presenting Sponsor: Phusion Projects

Superstar Sponsors: Harley Davidson of Scottsdale, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, Discover and Grimaldi’s

Date held: March 30, 2019

Venue: JW Marriot Camelback Inn

Entertainment: The Real Thing Variety Band

Notable Quote: “The theme, Wishes in Bloom, was on point considering how many of our Wish Kids truly blossom post-wish experience,” said Elizabeth R. Reich, Make-A-Wish Arizona President & CEO. “We are so proud to be able to share our wish kids, their stories, and their families with our Wish Ball guests. And we are so grateful our attendees believe in our mission and want to see it continue and grow.”

Dollars raised: $3 Million+

Notable moment: The room, including multiple Wish families, gave Bob and Renee Parsons a standing ovation for helping the evening surpass the goal to fund more than 300 future wishes in Arizona with an additional $1 Million contribution.

Photo Credit: Noted in each photo

  • Bob and Renee Parsons with Wish Kids
  • Linda & Gene Pauling. Mark Skalny Photography
  • Elizabeth and Laura Mitchell. Mark Skalny Photography
  • Jay Petkunas, Morgan Manning and Elizabeth and Kaleim Manij. Mark Skalny Photography
  • Shane & Adrienne Powers. Blissful Brunette Photography
  • Bob Duffy & Susan Whittaker. Blissful Brunette Photography
  • 6 Adam & Nichole Stine
  • Jessica & RJ Suzuki.  Blissful Brunette Photogaphy
  • Jameson & Irina Van Houten. Blissful Brunette Photography
  • Clive & Janet Cussler. Loren Anderson Photography
  • Wish Kid Isabel with her Mom & Emcee Catherine Anaya. Mark Skalny Photography
  • Amy Walters and Stephanie Linnenkamp with wish kids Hunter Halvorson and Isaiah Astoroga. Loren Anderson Photography
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