Tuesday, October 19, 2010

make a wish.

I was honored and privileged to photograph one of the most beneficial nights of the year.  The Make a Wish foundation is an incredible and extremely important organization that brings happiness to children with life-threatening medical conditions one wish at a time.  It's annual event, Evening with the Stars, not only celebrates the courage and strength of those children who have had wishes granted or who are waiting for their wish to be granted, but it also helps raise money to grant these children their wish.

The night is extraordinary.  The stories and pictures of these brave kids are so inspiring and the way the community rallies for their happiness makes me proud to be a Hosier.  The event is hosted by Dallas Clark and attended by local celebrities including members of the Indianapolis Colts, members of the Smiley Morning show, Mayor Greg Ballard, etc.  It's amazing to see all of those people spend their evening happily signing autographs, taking pictures, and chatting with children and parents in hopes of giving them an evening they will never forget. 

The real hero's of the night were the kids.  And while the Evening with the Stars was an incredible success, donations are always welcomed.  If you're interested in donating to help make a child's wish come true, go to www.wish.org.  If you're wanting more information on events or volunteering, go to http://www.makeawishindiana.org.

Thank you to Make a Wish for making so many kids wishes come true.  It is truly inspirational.  Enjoy this very small collection of images from the night...

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