November 28, 2015

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida Seventh Annual Wishmaker’s Ball

Event Date/Time

Jan 11, 2013
6:00 pm until 11:00 pm


Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida Seventh Annual Wishmaker’s Ball

Wishes will come true again this year for local children through the efforts of the Seventh Annual Wishmaker’s Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. The Ball, presented by Vein Specialists, will be held on Friday, January 11, 2013, at the Hilton Naples located at 5111 Tamiami Trail North.


Vein Specialists will be joined by additional sponsors: Arthrex, Aubuchon Homes, Eyetopian Optical, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Hodges University, Seminole Casino Immokalee, Valpak of Southwest Florida LLC, Wells Fargo Advisors, and Wheels for Wishes.


The Hilton Naples, Norman Love Confections, Charlie McDonald Photography, Soderquist Photography and Naples Illustrated will be providing in-kind services for the event.


The ball, which begins at 6:00 p.m., will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner, along with the opportunity to bid on an array of sought-after auction items. Packages included in the silent and live auctions are one-of-a-kind vacations, local dine-a-rounds, shopping experiences and more.


Sandra Buxton, Chair of the Wishmaker’s Ball, along with her husband Reg, will be joined by Honorary Chairs, Dan Fink - CAO of the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, and his wife Anne.  President’s Council Emeritus, Lavern Gaynor and Wish Star Benefactor, Michele Eddy will be honored guests.


The event’s goal this year is to raise enough funds to grant 30 wishes.


Entertainment will be provided by The Steve Chase Society.  The Miami based band will have guests rocking the night away to their Motown sounds. Attire for men is black tie and formal wear for the ladies.


Individual tickets can be purchased for $225 and sponsorships begin at $2,500.  RSVP to Lesley Colantonio at 239-992-9474 or


Make-A-Wish Southern Florida grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Twenty-eight years of magic and more than 8,500 wishes later, the mission continues to share the power of a wish® with ailing children.


For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit

Cost $225 per person

Hilton Naples
5111 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL
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Additional Information
SponsorVein Specialists
Contact nameLesley Colantonio

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