The 17th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball is the â€œcanâ€™t missâ€ event of the South Florida social scene. In its 16-year history, the Ball has raised more than $9.6 million, enough to grant the heartfelt wishes of 2,100 children with life-threatening medical conditions. This premier event features dinner, drinks, dancing and the chance to bid on fantasy items and experiences in the famed Live & Silent Auctions. This year, Gabrielle Anwar of the hit TV show â€œBurn Noticeâ€ will be our Celebrity Auctioneer, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will provide musical entertainment.
More than 800 of South Floridaâ€™s local moguls, prominent business leaders, notable philanthropists, fashion mavens, socialites and jet setters attended last yearâ€™s gala. Over the years, celebrity guests have included Paula Abdul, Sharon Stone, Pamela Anderson, Richie Rich, Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons, Don King, Scottie Pippen, Mike Piazza, Marcus Schenkenberg, Kim Kardashian and Venus and Serena Williams. Musical performers have included Wyclef Jean, Macy Gray, Natalie Cole, DJ Cassidy and DJ Irie.
17th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball
By: Ariana Cutler