The evening starts with martini's and small plates from some of Wichita's favorite restaurants. Throughout the night, sample and compare bites so you can cast your vote for the best restaurant of the event! Try your luck at silent auction items ranging from local stay-cations, to lots that will keep you checking back time and time again to see if you're in first place! Throughout the evening, have fun with an interactive photobooth, as well as other fun events like a wine-pull and balloon bust!
To conclude the evening, we'll hear about several wish kids who have received their wish and the impact it's had on their life.
What's the Fudge4
Wichita Brewing Company
Chick N Max
On the Border
Piping & Equipment
Terradyne Country Club
Delta Dental of Kansas
The White Dress
Fee Insurance Group
Village Tours & Travel
When Cody told Make-A-Wish® volunteers that he wished to go to a dude ranch, he soon learned that his brother, Asher, was too young to go horseback riding with him. Cody decided to wait a few months for Asher to turn six so that they could enjoy the wish together.
Cody’s wish was worth the wait. When the brothers led their parents on a ride under the Wyoming sky, the experience was everything Cody hoped it would be – horses, endless trails and the people who mean the most to him.
Cody’s wish launched a new chapter in his life, full of new adventures with his family.
Dyani has always loved to cook. So when her leukemia treatment stole her appetite, some of her joy disappeared too. She often had to cut her food into tiny pieces to even stomach a meal.
Dyani’s one true wish was to be a chef. So Make-A-Wish® invited her to cook a selection of bite-sized treats for her family and friends at her very own culinary event, “An Evening of Eggcellence,” held at Knoxville’s 2015 Top Chef’s Gourmet Market and Café.
At her event, Dyani was no longer a girl battling leukemia. She was a celebrity chef with newfound strength and joy. That’s the power of a wish.
Harper was just days away from turning 3 years old when she was diagnosed with leukemia. The next several years of her life revolved around hospital visits, blood transfusions, and more shots than any normal, healthy child will face in a lifetime.
When Harper’s wish to go skiing came true, it was an exclamation point at the end of a grueling course of treatment. Her wish was part of the therapy used to bring her family together and reimagine a life without cancer.
“Every step of this trip was a celebration, a final hoorah against a disease that overshadowed us for years." said Kristan, Harper’s mom.
Zayden’s heart condition has required four open-heart surgeries. "He is full of life,” said his dad, Zackery. “He doesn’t have a great physical heart, but when you see him you feel a different spirit.
His wish would prove the impossible is possible, with the help of virtual reality and 3D animation studio TRICK 3D and former NASA astronaut Cmdr. LeRoy Chiao.
After some “astronaut training,” Zayden blasted off to a virtual Saturn, complete with BeeBo the alien, who Zayden imagined would live there. Once his mission was complete, Zayden asked, “Can we do that again?”