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Make-A-Wish Stages “Rose’ on the Rooftop” Fundraiser In Greenwich

From left: Brooke Bohnsack, Gina Filippelli, Julie Rivard and the Wish Family: Sam Buck (Wish Kid), Allyson Buck and Nicholas Buck. Make-A-Wish Connecticut and the Wishes Ball Committee recently hosted "Rose' on the Rooftop" in Greenwich.
From left: Brooke Bohnsack, Gina Filippelli, Julie Rivard and the Wish Family: Sam Buck (Wish Kid), Allyson Buck and Nicholas Buck. Make-A-Wish Connecticut and the Wishes Ball Committee recently hosted "Rose' on the Rooftop" in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Make-A-Wish Connecticut and the Wishes Ball Committee recently hosted "Rose' on the Rooftop," an evening of cocktails and celebrating wishes at the Samuel Owen Gallery rooftop deck, in Greenwich.

The Rose’ On The Rooftop Launch Party was hosted by the event committee and chaired by Gina Filippelli, Sharon Platter, Brooke Bohnsack and Julie Rivard.

Wish Kid Lauren Telesz, whose wish was to publish her own children’s book, was present to share her ongoing wish journey with guests.

Lauren was the honored Wish Kid at last year’s ball, which raised over $525,000. She was joined by Wish Kid Connor O’Neill, whose wish to go on a Mediterranean Cruise was just recently granted in April, along with other local Wish Families.

“Hosting this annual Launch Event is a unique opportunity for us to celebrate and thank our committee, but also to reignite the excitement of the Celebrating Wishes Ball as we begin to plan this year’s 30th anniversary celebration,” said Bohnsack.

“It is also wonderful to see Wish Kids we’ve honored in years past come back and share with us how their lives have continued to be enriched with the hope, strength and joy Make-A-Wish provided them," she added.

The annual Celebrating Wishes ball will be at the Greenwich Country Club on Nov. 5. The annual Connecticut Celebrating Wishes Ball raises over $500,000 and grants over 50 wishes a year.

Make-A-Wish Connecticut has granted over 2,600 wishes since it began in 1986, and will grant over 240 in its current fiscal year. The average cost of a wish in Connecticut is $10,000.

Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.

For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation, click here .

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