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IT ALL STARTS WITH A WISH


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IT ALL STARTS WITH A WISH


 

YOU CAN TRANSFORM LIVES

Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical
and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. This may improve their quality
of life and produce better health outcomes. 

Experience a Wish at Wish Night. See how you can transform the lives of kids with critical illnesses.

 
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Activities


Activities


SILENT AUCTION

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All of this year’s Silent Auction bidding will be conducted through the Gesture service, accessed with your own smartphone or through text messaging. A physical listing of all Auction items will also be available at Registration. Gesture support staff (in purple shirts) will be on hand to ensure a pleasant bidding experience. A charging station will be available to all guests in the main lobby. Gesture support staff will also be on hand with mobile devices to assist in your bidding, regardless of a low battery.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Live Auction

What's more exciting than bidding on an amazing live auction item? WINNING one! Check out this year's lineup and prepare to win!

Wine Pull

Purchase a numbered wine cork for $25 and win a bottle of red wine, white wine or champagne valued between $20 and $450!

Diamond Dig

Purchase a light-up ring for $25 for a chance to win a $1,000, $2,000 or $3,000 Splurge Card from sponsor Kesslers Diamonds!

Adopt-A-Wish

Support the Make-A-Wish mission today by giving directly to support the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition!

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Who's Who


Who's Who


 

Event Chairs

 

John & Shannon Utz

John Utz joined Associated Bank in 2010 and is currently the executive vice president and head of corporate banking and Milwaukee market president. He brings more than 24 years of banking experience to Associated Bank. He serves on the board of directors of Milwaukee Film, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC), Milwaukee Public Museum and United Performing Arts Fund.

Shannon Utz is originally from Schaumburg, Illinois and moved to Milwaukee in 2012.  Shannon owned The Olive Oil Place in Schaumburg for the past 12 years.  She is currently running Orderoliveoil.com an internet retailer of premium extra virgin olive oil and wood barrel aged balsamic vinegars from around the world. 

 
 

WISH KIDS

At Wish Night, you will hear their unforgettable stories, and learn how each wish continues to provide hope, strength and joy to them in unique and unexpected ways!

 
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Aiden, 12

cerebellar ataxia
I wished to "Fly"
 

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Isabelle, 18

digestive disorder
I wished to see the Mountains of Colorado

Wish Ambassadors

Look for these wish kids throughout the evening and ask them to share the impact of their wish. 

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Chelsea, 11

I wished to go to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii

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Alexis, 16

I wished to go to Hawaii

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Cate, 11

I wished to meet Cameron Dove

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David, 17

I wished to go to Hawaii

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Emma, 12

I wished to go to Walt Disney World® Resort

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Bennett, 14

I wished to meet soccer star Lionel Messi in Spain

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Liam, 10

I wished to go on Disney Cruise Line®

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Aliliywa, 20

I wished to meet Emma Watson

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Brayden, 12

I wished to meet Russell Wilson

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TaRyus, 9

I wished to have a room makeover

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Emma, 22

I wished to go to Hawaii

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Jordan, 19

I wished to meet Kobe Bryant