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February 01, 2019


Indiana Roof Ballroom

(Indianapolis, IN) January 30, 2019 – Every year, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana (Make-A-Wish OKI) recognizes local women who transform lives through our Women Inspiring Strength and Hope (W.I.S.H.) program. This year we are proud to honor 20 Indianapolis-area women for their career success, significant contributions to the community and personal commitment to fundraising for Make-A-Wish OKI.

Each influential woman raises enough to grant one wish each-- bringing hope, strength and joy to local children with critical illnesses. Their incredible fundraising efforts make a meaningful difference in the lives of local wish kids.

A celebration luncheon for the honorees and their supporters will be held Wednesday, February 13th at 11:30 a.m. at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. The event is presented by Merrill Lynch, with a special thanks to Deloitte®, We are pleased to welcome back Emmy winning TV journalist and Pence Media Group, LLC founder Nicole Pence Becker as emcee.

Make-A-Wish OKI is proud to celebrate the following Honorees in the 2019 class of Women Inspiring Strength and Hope: Virginie Adams, Sheena Lee, Katie Ayers, Brooke May, Elizabeth Evans, Diane Deveau, Whitney Moore, Sandra Hooper-Murcott, Jennifer Skinner, Lesley Freeman, Denise Jerrell, Kira Johnson, Tricia Featherson, Jessica Koetteritz, Angela Hill, Denise Manders, Melissa Sargent, Nicole MacLean, Tricia Leminger, and Brooke Magdzinski

About Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. There are currently nearly 500 children in Indiana who are awaiting their wish. For more details on how to get engaged with our chapter, please visit or follow us on social media @makeawishohkyin.

Press Contact

Kelly Phillips
Marketing Director- COH
2545 Farmers Drive Suite 300
Columbus, OH  43235

Phone : (614) 763-3716 x4231
Fax : (614) 923-0560

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