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TROY, Mich., August 18, 2016 — A premier black-tie gala benefiting Make-A-Wish® Michigan will return to Metro Detroit on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at the MGM Grand Detroit with Troy, Michigan-based BNP Media as one of the event’s Gold Sponsors.
The theme for this year’s Wish Ball – Southeast Michigan is “REACHING FOR THE STARS” as guests join Make-A-Wish Michigan to celebrate making wishes come true for Michigan children with life-threatening medical conditions.
The Gold Sponsorship represents a donation of $15,000 made by BNP Media to Make-A-Wish Michigan. BNP Media was also a Gold Sponsor of the 2015 Wish Ball – Southeast Michigan.
“We’re thrilled to have BNP Media as a Gold Sponsor for Wish Ball – Southeast Michigan,” said Karen Davis, president & CEO of Make-A-Wish Michigan. “At this year’s Wish Ball we will share the power of a wish® with guests as we raise funds to grant future wishes. It’s through the support of our Michigan community, including great corporate friends, that we are able to grant life-changing wishes to Michigan children and bring hope, strength and joy at a time when they need it most.”
“All of us at BNP Media feel privileged to be able to once again support the children, their families and caregivers touched by Make-A-Wish Michigan,” said BNP Media co-CEOs Harper, Mitchell and Taggart Henderson, adding “As we watch our own families grow, we appreciate more and more the power of fulfilling a wish for a child and helping their family.” Co-CEO Mitchell Henderson also made a generous personal contribution to Make-A-Wish Michigan.
The evening will feature a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. and, beginning at 9 p.m., the evening’s formal program and a live auction; all followed by live entertainment and dancing. More than 500 guests are expected to attend. For more information about the 2016 Wish Ball, please visit: http://wishballmi.org.
Make-A-Wish® Michigan grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since 1984, Make-A-Wish Michigan has granted more than 8,500 wishes. This year, the organization expects to grant wishes to 440 Michigan children.
According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact conducted by Make-A-Wish® America, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family.
Based in Brighton, Mich., with an office in Grand Rapids, Make-A-Wish Michigan is funded through community support. More than 80 percent of each dollar spent benefits the Michigan wish-granting program. Visit www.michigan.wish.org to learn more.
About BNP Media: BNP Media is one of the country’s leading business-to-business media companies serving industry professionals across 50+ industries through magazines, custom media, e-newsletters, websites, conferences, events, continuing education and market research. BNP Media is committed to helping professionals across the world succeed in business by providing superior information. Founded in 1926, BNP Media is a fourth-generation, family-run business headquartered in Troy, Michigan with regional offices around the country. To learn more, visit www.bnpmedia.com.