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Mission: Success! Over $1.25 Million Raised at 2013 Wish Night

Wish Night 2013

Picture it: Wish kid Hunter is all of about 4 feet tall. He's on stage in front of 1,000 people hoisting up his 2 x 2 feet framed wish art. The frame is carefully tucked under his chin, one knee is drawn up for extra support and a confident smile across his face says, "I'm tough. I'm strong. I beat cancer, so don't worry, I can hold up my artwork."

It was one of many moments during the Wish Night Gala and Auction, which raised more than $1.25 million, that stole the show and people's hearts.

Guests were wowed by auction items and entertainment, including the second chapter of Colby's secret agent wish. Agent C, otherwise known as Colby, used his wits to restore order as his arch nemesis threatened to sabotage the evening.

Another highlight was John Crowley's speech. A wish dad of two, and also the subject of the major motion picture Extraordinary Measures, John talked about the impact that his family's wish experience had on them and continues to have many years later.

"It was a lovely night with wonderful people, beautiful stories and dreams that came true," said Wish Night guest and sponsor, Linda Bjornby. "Thank you Make-A-Wish for all you do for these children and families. Hope is a beautiful thing!"

If you were unable to attend Wish Night but still want to help, please consider making a donation.

We are so very appreciative for everyone who helped make our 2013 Wish Night Gala and Auction a smashing success. A very special thank you to all of our sponsors who made this mission complete.

See our Facebook page for more photos from Wish Night.

  • Former wish recipient Gary captures guest reactions from the Wish Night floor.
    © Photo courtesy of Made Media

  • It's a packed room as the Live Auction gets under way.
    © Photo courtesy of Brian David Casey Photography

  • John Crowley delivers a moving Fund-A-Wish speech.
    © Photo courtesy of Brian David Casey Photography

  • The bidding is fierce on exciting Live Auction items.
    © Photo courtesy of Brian David Casey Photography

  • Former and current Seattle Sounders FC members take the stage during the Live Auction.
    © Photo courtesy of Brian David Casey Photography

  • Rex Velvet infiltrates Wish Night for a final showdown with Secret Agent C!
    © Photo courtesy of Brian David Casey Photography

  • Colby (Secret Agent C) celebrates after foiling Rex Velvet's plot.
    © Photo courtesy of Made Media

  • Guests stay for photos in the photo booth.
    © Photo courtesy of Phototainment

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