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Wishes Matter event upcoming

Staff Reports • Aug 8, 2017 at 9:56 PM

Wishes Matter, a fundraising event to benefit Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, will be Aug. 26 at the Tucker’s Gap Event Center in Lebanon.

Tickets to the event will include a cocktail hour, dinner and entertainment from Rubik’s Groove, a popular ’80s and ’90s cover band. Guests will also have the chance to meet a former wish family and hear about the power of a wish.

“Time and time again, I have seen the excitement and impact a wish makes on these children and their families,” said event chairperson Merissa Newton, a 14-year volunteer wish-granter with Make-A-Wish. “I want to help build awareness for Make-A-Wish and help people realize they are granting wishes in our local communities, in our neighborhoods.”

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee serves 38 counties in Middle Tennessee and grants about 130 wishes annually. The organization does not receive government funds and relies on donations from corporations, foundations, schools and individuals to help fulfill wishes and bring hope, strength and joy to children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions.

For more information about the event or to buy tickets, visit wishesmatter.eventbrite.com or call Merissa Newton at 615-796-5215. 

Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee grants wishes in 38 counties and will soon grant its 1,500th wish since its founding in 2000. Nationally, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 34 minutes and has granted more than 285,000 wishes in the U.S. since its inception in 1980. Visit middletennessee.wish.org for more information.

 

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