Recap: Make-A-Wish North Texas Celebrated 25th Annual Wish Night

For the last 25 years, prominent business leaders, notable philanthropists, established medical professionals and a multitude of distinguished supporters have attended Wish Night, the signature black tie gala benefiting Make-A-Wish North Texas, to celebrate and honor children with critical illnesses while raising funds for the organization. Since its inception, Wish Night has helped grant more than 2,400 wishes for children battling critical illnesses.

The recent event took place on April 30 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. The North Texas team and guests celebrated the last 25 years of wishes while raising funds for more than 1,300 children with critical illnesses who are currently waiting for their wishes to be granted.

This year’s Wish Night gala was presented by Helzberg Diamonds with honorary chairs Kelly and Marty Turco. Pete Delkus, chief meteorologist of WFAA-TV, was the emcee for the evening.

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Pictured: Kelly and Marty Turco


Guests enjoyed a sit-down, gourmet dinner, handcrafted cocktails, live music and dancing, silent and live auctions, and listened to uplifting wish stories.

The event attracted over 1,000 guests and raised over $1.6 million dollars! See photos from the special night below.

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Photo credit: Carley Cockrum