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Wish Ball Honors Local Kids’ Brave Fight Against Life-Threatening Medical Conditions


November 02, 2015

Wish Ball Honors Local Kids’ Brave Fight Against

Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

Community invited to gala to help make wishes come true


Portland, Ore. (November 14, 2015) – Benny, 7, rode into the arena like he’d been riding horses all his life. “I was so proud of him,” said his mom.

There’s a lot to be proud of. Benny has been fighting two battles for most of his short life. He was born with Down syndrome and was diagnosed with leukemia when he was five. Cancer brought new adversities to an already challenging situation, but his parents said Benny’s Make-A-Wish experience at a dude ranch marked a turning point in his progress. Riding a horse by himself, learning new skills and making new friends boosted his spirit and motivated him to get better. “He’s doing better every day.”

Benny is one of 211 children whose lives have been changed by Make-A-Wish Oregon this year alone. You can help make wishes like his come true at the annual Wish Ball.

Wish Ball is Make-A-Wish Oregon's premier celebration of the many wishes granted, as well as those that we hope to make come true in the coming year. The gala takes place Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. at the Portland Art Museum. Throughout the evening, we will highlight some of our local wish kids. See first-hand the positive impact a wish has on a child.

Help us honor the brave children and their fight against a life-threatening medical condition. Join us for Wish Ball. Each tickets costs $75. For more information, go to Wish Ball 2015

A special thank you to our presenting sponsors U.S. Bank and Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, and our gold sponsors Alaska Airlines and Pacific Seafood for making this event possible.

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About Make-A-Wish® Oregon

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Oregon chapter is one of 62 Make-A-Wish chapters in the United States. With the help of generous donors and nearly 300 volunteers, the Oregon chapter has granted more than 3,300 wishes in Oregon and Clark County, Washington. For more information about Make-A-Wish Oregon, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

Press Contact

Kaitlyn Bolduc
Public Relations & Communications Manager
2000 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 410
Portland, OR  97201

Phone : (503) 292-2280 x3371
Fax : (503) 292-9423

Make-A-Wish® Oregon
2000 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 410
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 292-2280
Toll Free (800) 934-9474