InterContinental Miami hosted its kick-off celebration to commemorate the upcoming 16th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball benefiting the Make-A-Wish FoundationÂ® of Southern Florida on Thursday, May 27 at InterContinental Miami. The private cocktail reception, to be attended by more than 200 of South Floridaâ€™s leading philanthropists, will honor the highly anticipated annual Ball, which will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010.
The Ballâ€™s â€œThree Amigosâ€ â€“ Norman Wedderburn, President/CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida; Shareef Malnik, Ball Chairman and proprietor of The Forge Restaurant | Wine Bar; and Robert Hill, Gala Host and General Manager of InterContinental Miami â€“ will make exciting announcements throughout the event, including the selected theme for the upcoming ball and a list of highly coveted items that will be up for bid at the live auction. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors dâ€™oeuvres while being entertained with beats by DJ Irie and a slideshow from last yearâ€™s Ball.
Last yearâ€™s 15th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball raised more than $1 million for children in need across South Florida. The nightâ€™s events, which included a Beatles-inspired cocktail reception and dinner, musical performance by Beatlemania Now, live auction emceed by Pamela Anderson and 2nd Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Nightclub, successfully kept The Power of a WishÂ® alive.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida grants the wishes of children who have life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Covering a 13-county territory of Southern Florida, the chapterâ€™s goal is to grant more than 525 wishes this year. For more information, contact the Foundation at (888) 773-WISH or log on to www.sfla.wish.org.
Photos by Betty Alvarez
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