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27th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball Kickoff Party

27th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball Kickoff PartyThursday, September 8, 6pm-8pm – InterContinental Miami Hotel, Bayfront Room, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami

The 27th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball – to be held Saturday, November 5th at InterContinental Miami – held its official Kickoff Party this week at InterContinental Miami with an over-the-top event to announce the Ball’s “SUPERNATURE” theme and thank its donors.

The invitation-only event was hosted by Glenn Sampert, General Manager of InterContinental Miami and Gala host of the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball; Shareef Malnik, Chairman Emeritus of Make-A Wish Southern Florida, Gala Chair of the InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball for the past 17 years, and Chairman of the Make-A-Wish Capital Campaign; and Norman Wedderburn, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Making a special appearance was Gabrielle Anwar, award-winning actress and filmmaker, and Celebrity Emcee of the Ball.

The festive party echoed the magical theme of the upcoming Ball: SUPERNATURE, an otherworldly realm of fantasy flora and fauna created by the Ball’s Creative Director Maxwell Blandford. Surreal food and cocktail stations – including a giant “Metamorphosis” chocolate egg painted in swirls of frosted lilac and verdant green – were curated by InterContinental Miami Executive Chef Jhonnatan Contreras and his talented team.

The highlight of the Kickoff Party was 17-year-old Wish Kid Jared Besen, who shared his story of being cancer-free for six years and how being granted a Wish by Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida helped give him and his family hope for the future.

Mark your calendars for the 27th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Guests will enjoy an unparalleled evening that promises to transport everyone to a world of “Supernature.” To RSVP or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kevin Fantis 954-967-9474 ext. 317 or at [email protected]  

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