The Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball is an annual gala held in the spring. Make-A-Wish Arizona raised more than $1.6 million during the 2016 Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball, Wishes are Forever, presented by Good Night Pediatrics. Proceeds from the annual gala, held on Saturday, April 2, will help grant more than 160 wishes.
This year’s Wish Ball, which celebrates the mission of Make-A-Wish Arizona by raising funds to grant the wishes of Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions, included a special opportunity for the more than 740 attendees; they were all directly involved with granting a wish.
Wish kid Jayne, 13, who lives with a life-threatening neurological disorder, wished to be a fashion designer and create dresses that would help raise funds for future wish kids.
Her wish was granted at the Wish Ball when four of her original designs were showcased as a live auction item with the winner of the auction receiving one design custom made by Jayne’s design mentor on the wish. The second part of Jayne’s wish, to help raise funds for future wishes, came true when not one, but two individuals each bid $4,000 to have an original Jayne creation.