- It brings great joy to see the smile on a child's face when I help fulfill a wish they truly dreamed of.Fred L., Volunteer
Season of Wishes®
Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles, which is celebrating 30 years of granting wishes, officially unveiled its 2012 Season of Wishes Holiday Campaign and will hold its first "Weekly Wish Night" tomorrow (Tuesday, November 13) at 6 p.m. at The Grove in Los Angeles. The campaign, an annual holiday series full of heartwarming stories of local wish children, will feature eight public nights of magical wish-granting over a six-week period at either The Grove or The Americana at Brand in Glendale. Two special Thursday "wish nights" will be included in Season of Wishes on December 6 and 13 at The Americana.
The Foundation also introduced this year's campaign representative, 9-year-old Melissa Gomez Mosqueda of Long Beach, whose wish to have a computer and "super-secret " toys was granted during last year's Season of Wishes. For this year's campaign, Melissa's smiling face is featured on all of the 2012 campaign marketing materials.
"Season of Wishes began in Los Angeles in 2005 and has grown into a program celebrated around the country by all 62 Make-A-Wish® chapters," said Breena Gold, President and CEO of the Greater Los Angeles chapter. "We rely on our generous donors and corporate sponsors during the holiday season to help us reach our goal of raising awareness and generating the critical funding necessary to grant 425 wishes during our milestone 30th Anniversary celebration. We encourage everyone in the community to join us and experience a wish celebration for themselves and see the joy that these events bring not only to the children and their families, but to all involved. Our wish kids will inspire you with their determination and the imagination of their wishes."
Make-A-Wish is proud to acknowledge its 2012 Season of Wishes campaign partners, including: Macy's, Frigo Cheese Heads, City National Bank, Rusnak Auto Group, Wheels for Wishes, Sweis, Inc., Chi Omega, Share the Power of a Wish® ... A Women's Network, Jacob Haiavy, MD, FACS - Inland Cosmetic Surgery, The Grove, The Americana at Brand, Caruso Affiliated, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, KTTV-TV (Fox 11 LA) and KOST 103.5 FM.
In conjunction with Season of Wishes and the chapter's anniversary celebration, the Hyatt Regency Center Plaza presents "The Rink," a 3,000 square foot eco-friendly, synthetic hybrid skating rink located in the hotel's outdoor backyard. From November 15-25, 30 percent of sales from The Rink will be donated to Make A-Wish Greater Los Angeles in honor of the chapter's 30th anniversary. For more information, go to centuryplaza.hyatt.com.
About the Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles
About Season of Wishes
Weekly Wish Celebrations
Join us from November 13-December 18 on Tuesday and select Thursday evenings at 6 pm at The Grove and The Americana at Brand as we celebrate the wishes of children, bringing them hope, strength and joy and they battle life-threatening medical conditions.
2012 Presentation Nights, Location (Sponsor)
Season of Wishes is an unique opportunity to showcase your company and its commitment to the community, while making magical wishes come true. Become a corporate partner today!
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Season of Wishes Events and Promotions
To hold an event benefiting the Foundation, contact Brooke Dafesh at (310) 788-9474, ext. 104 or .