Hope, hoopla, hubbub and MAGIC are the words that best describe the spirit of our 3rd annual gala, WISH! Hula-Baloo at the Sheraton Waikiki. The celebration and fundraiser was an extraordinary success – an astounding $420,000 raised to bring the life-affirming power of a wish to our local keiki. Our supporters were able to witness that power firsthand through the smiles of our guests of honor – our wish kids themselves.
Magic filled the air as inspirational wish stories touched the hearts of our guests – a wish dad told a personal story of hope brought about by his daughter’s wish experience. On-screen, we shared the impact of a wish on a local family and the gift of joy it brought them. A new story was created as 4-year-old Sky was presented with her wish to go to Disney World on-stage, with Mickey and Minnie by her side.
The program was packed with the voices of wish children who spoke from their hearts about their own wish experiences and how it restored hope in their future. It was a beautiful evening that will help fund the wishes of other local keiki who will face similar struggles in the coming year.
Thank you to all who were a part of WISH! Hula-Baloo – we hope you felt the true Power of a Wish® and continue to support our mission to bring a wish experience to each and every one of our eligible local keiki!
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