Bushes to Chair Make-A-Wish Gala

Former president George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, will serve as the honorary chairs for the Make-A-Wish Annual Wish Night gala on Saturday, May 16.

The Operation: Wish-themed gala raises funds to grant the hundreds of wishes kids with life-threatening conditions in North Texas receive each year. The event is also presented by Helzberg Diamonds.

“Make-A-Wish North Texas is privileged to have the support of previous wish granters, President and Mrs. George W. Bush, for this year’s annual Wish Night,” said Make-A-Wish North Texas president and CEO Scotty Landry. “Not only is this an incredible honor for our organization, but a once in a lifetime and truly magical experience for our wish kids, as well as their families.”

The annual event has raised more than $12 million and granted 1,675 wishes since its inception in 1997. President and Mrs. Bush have contributed by granting wishes to two children in 2010 and 2011.

Tickets and sponsorship packages are still available for purchase. For information on attending the event or getting involved, visit their website, or contact Development Officer Tabatha Gonzalez-Olaechea by email or phone at 214-496-5006.

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