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80 children’s wishes to be granted through Make-A-Wish

With more than $400,000 raised in one night, the Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada chapter will be able to fund 80 children’s wishes.

“The money we raised will stay within this chapter, granting wishes within this region,” said Michele Flynn, Communications Canager at the Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada chapter. “It was a very successful event, we just hope it keeps getting better and better.”

With more than 1,200 in attendance this past Saturday, the Sacramento Convention Center was the epicenter of the 25th annual Winter Wine and Food Fest. This elegant gala, sponsored by Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, brought in 120 vendors from Sacramento and surrounding areas to help benefit Make-A-Wish.

Mama Kim Cooks from Del Daso Boulevard brought in delightful short ribs, cornbread and cole slaw that tickled the taste buds. Esther’s Pastries from brought in a plethora of baked treats to cater to the guests’ sweet tooth. And the drinks – reds, whites, merlots, cabernet sauvignons, and beer – offered something for everyone’s tastes.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children 2 and ½ on up to 18 with life-threatening conditions. Their goal is to help bring some peace and joy to the afflicted child, providing a chance for the children to forget the surgeries. The Make-A-Wish Northern California and Northern Nevada chapter serves 37 counties.

This opulent event is a way for Make-A-Wish to raise money to help continue granting wishes to children in the Sacramento valley and beyond. There was enough money raised in 2012 to grant the wishes of 87 children with life-threatening medical issues.

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