Connecticut will again celebrate its annual “Evening of Wishes” Gala this year on March 29th at the Mohegan Sun Casinos in Uncasville, Connecticut. The mission of Make-A-Wish is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
The evening will feature music, dinner, dancing and exciting live and silent auction items to bid on. Voice of the UConn Huskies, Talk Show Host on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 and Sports Anchor at NBC Connecticut Joe D’Ambrosio will be joined by NBC Connecticut Anchor Kerri-Lee Mayland as co-hosts this year, as over 600 guests gather to honor the event’s special guest, Wish Kid Sierra.
At six years old, Sierra was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition - a diagnosis that can be devastating, especially to a child. But the power of a wish can turn despair into hope, fear into strength, and sorrow into joy. Sierra’s wish, to visit “Harry Potter Land” in London, gave her the hope to believe in a future. Sierra’s future is one filled with dreams of to be a star and to change the world. As the star of the “Evening of Wishes” Gala, guests will witness first-hand Sierra’s dreams become a reality and watch as she begins her journey to change the world, one wish at a time.
Sierra, Age 6
A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsors Mohegan Sun, First Alliance Lending, and the Connecticut Laborers’ District Council.
For more information or to find out how you can join the “Evening of Wishes” Gala to benefit Make-A-Wish Connecticut or to purchase tickets, visit our Event Webpage.
To make a hotel reservation at Mohegan Sun and receive our group rate, click here.
Be part of the magic. Make a wish come true. Be a star.
Click below to view a message from Sierra and Emalena