The 2019 Make A Wish Ball in Portland raised over $500,000 to support wished for children in need! The ball was a great time, and we were thrilled to be able to contribute a special 2019 AT&T Pro-Am Package for the auction!
This year there was a special guest star – Erik Estrada! 35 years ago, Mr. Estrada was part of Oregon Make a Wish’s first wish – a young man named Sam was diagnosed with terminal leukemia at 7 years old, and it was his wish to meet his hero, star of the show CHiPS. He spent a wonderful day in Hollywood on the set of the show, an experience that helped both Sam and his family through a very difficult time. You can watch more of their story by clicking here.
Since 1983, Make A Wish Oregon has granted over 4,000 wishes, and the organization as a whole has granted over 285,000 since its formation. The wishes bring joy in to the lives of the children they are for, and have a strong effect on the whole family. ISM is proud to be able to have contributed for a second year to such an amazing charity that truly makes wishes come true! If you’d like to join us in support, click here to find your local chapter!