Students Making Wishes Come True
The 6th Annual Broadway Wishes Show raised over $30,000 to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
On Friday night a standing room only crowd of nearly 800 gathered at La Salle for the 6th Annual Broadway Wishes Review, benefiting The Make-A-Wish Foundation. By the end of the night, the students had raised over $30,000 in more tangible terms, enough money to grant the wishes of three very special and deserving children.
This year's performance brought together the talents of nearly 100 students from La Salle, Mount St. Joseph's Academy, and Gwynedd Mercy Academy, and was produced and directed by La Salle senior Patrick Mizzoni; Mount seniors Nina Chae-Gordon, Grace Gillespie, and Lauren Mezzanotte; and Gwynedd senior, Lauren Esser.
Also in attendance at this year's event was "wish kid" Rose, whose wish to see the Broadway Musical Hamilton, was announced at the event via video by Broadway personality, Seth Rudetsky, along with the opportunity to go back stage to meet the cast. Since its conception by Mount St. Joseph's Academy student Lauren Buben, a cancer survivor and wish kid who wanted to find a way to "give back" along with her friends from the La Salle theater program, Broadway Wishes has raised over $80,000 to help grant the wishes of Children from the Delaware Valley. Please know that through your generous support, we all shared in the power of a wish.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 who are facing life threatening illness. Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy. Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better.
" Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. "
— Make-A-Wish® Mission
We look forward to seeing you at Broadway Wishes, 2019.