Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles
TO HONOR NANCY CARTWRIGHT,
Voice of bart simpson,
AT WISH NIGHT 2007 GALA
Cartwright joins previously announced award recipients Manny Mashouf, (Chairman and Founder of bebe Stores, Inc.) who will receive the Individual Wish Granter Award, and My Name Is Earl television program creator Greg Garcia and the show’s cast, who will receive the Entertainment Industry Wish Award.
Micky Dolenz Slated to Perform Famous Songs from The Monkees and Joel McHale of E! Entertainment Network’s The Soup Will Emcee
Los Angeles (September 24, 2007) - - Perhaps her alter ego Bart Simpson would say that it was “rad, man,” upon discovering that the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles has chosen Nancy Cartwright to receive the Wish Icon Award at their annual Wish Night Gala on Friday, November 2, 2007, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
“Nancy has given of herself for both our children’s wishes directly and towards our fundraisers for years,” said Kelli Seely, president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. “Her significant commitment to the mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles makes her an unquestionable Icon to our chapter.”
Also adding a special note to the evening, musical icon and Make-A-Wish Foundation supporter Micky Dolenz will be playing hits such as “I’m a Believer” and “Last Train to Clarksville,” from his 1960s musical group and television show, The Monkees.
Emcee for the evening will be Joel McHale, widely known as the hilarious host of E! Entertainment Network’s television program The Soup.
Cartwright will join previously announced award recipients Manny Mashouf, (Chairman and Founder of bebe Stores, Inc.) who will receive the Individual Wish Granter Award, and My Name Is Earl television program creator Greg Garcia and the show’s cast, who will receive the Entertainment Industry Wish Award.
Thanks to Mattel, the MusiCares Foundation and The Grammy Foundation, guests at Wish Night will be able to bid on an extraordinary GRAMMY Package, including two platinum-level tickets to the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2008, two passes for a VIP backstage tour during rehearsal, and airfare. Platinum-level tickets are reserved for celebrity guests and sponsors…and, of course, the winning bidder.
Showtime Networks, Inc., has generously donated “A Night at the Emmys” package for the auction, including two tickets to the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards, two tickets to the Entertainment Tonight post-Emmy celebration, limo transportation, and celebrity hair styling and makeup, from the Warren Tricomi Salon on Melrose Avenue.
The Wish Night Awards Gala has been named one of the top 100 events in Southern California by Biz Bash magazine; it recognizes those individuals and businesses that provide exemplary support to the chapter. The event also serves as a fundraiser to allow the chapter to fulfill the wishes of children in the greater Los Angeles community who have life-threatening medical conditions and qualify for a wish. Past Wish Night celebrity honorees have included: Halle Barry, Brad Garrett, Nick Lachey, Luc Robitaille, David Foster, Eric McCormack, Penny Marshall, and Mariah Carey.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. and individual tickets for the evening are $425. To purchase tickets for Wish Night visit www.wishla.org or contact Tessa Bowser at 310-788-9474 x 138 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship opportunities are still available at www.wishla.org or by contacting Amber Hill at 310-788-9474 x.133 or email@example.com.
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Born in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 67 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 41 minutes and having granted more than 153,000 wishes in the United States since its inception.
Established in 1983, the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation has fulfilled the wishes of 6,000 children throughout Los Angeles County. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, including how you can help refer a child for a wish; participate in Adopt-A-Wish; or donate in-kind gifts of goods or services, airline frequent-flyer miles, or vehicles, please call (800) 322-WISH or visit www.wishla.org.