The Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana (Make-A-Wish OKI) 2020 Central Ohio BIG Wish Gala presented by Discover on Saturday, February 29th at the Columbus Athenaeum
, celebrates our most requested wish, to experience a Walt Disney Company-related destination. We’re taking guests on a journey back to their childhood to see the pure joy and transformative power each wish child experiences. Disney-related wishes account for about 400 wishes each year in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
More than a dozen wish kids will be honored at this year’s gala, including 18-year-old Harley from Grove City who wished to go to Paris Fashion Week. Harley will share her wish story and serve as co-emcee of the event with 10TV’s Yolanda Harris. 12-year-old Jack from Powell, who wished to go to the Walt Disney World®
Resort and battle Darth Vader, will also be honored and his family will share their wish experience. You won’t want to miss a special Star Wars experience involving Jack during the gala around 7:55 p.m. Wish kid Madeline, who wished to go to the Walt Disney World® Resort
, closes out the evening with a special performance.
This year's gala also celebrates a Make-A-Wish milestone-our 40th anniversary and granting more than 330,000 wishes nationwide.
Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana just celebrated granting 17,000 of those wishes.
You're invited to experience the BIG Wish Gala. Wish kids and their families, as well as Make-A-Wish representatives, will be available for interviews before the gala begins at 6:30 p.m. and during dinner from 7:00-7:30 p.m. To learn more about the Central Ohio BIG Wish Gala presented by Discover and purchase tickets, visit: okiwish.me/COHBWG
: Make-A-Wish OKI 2020 Central Ohio BIG Wish Gala presented by Discover
: Saturday, February 29th from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
: Columbus Athenaeum; 32 North 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43215
*Valet provided free-of-charge*
About Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana
OKI creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Founded in 1983, we have granted more than 17,000 wishes, and in fiscal year 2019, granted the largest number of wishes in the country. Make-A-Wish is more than wish granting, it’s a global movement of transforming lives through hope, and wishes need YOU
! For every wish we grant, there is another child waiting for a wish—nearly 400 children in central Ohio are waiting right now. To learn more about how you can donate, volunteer and share our mission, visit: oki.wish.org
and follow us on social media @makeawishohkyin