Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee raised some $250,000 at its star-studded, third annual “Stars For Wishes” event at Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville on January 17th. Hosted by TV personality Melissa Rycroft, the evening was filled with heartfelt performances by Gary Allan, “Stars For Wishes” founder Jonathan Cain (Journey), Scotty McCreery and Street Corner Symphony.
About “Stars For Wishes”: “Stars For Wishes” was created by Jonathan Cain of the superstar band Journey as a chance for celebrities to show their support for the Middle Tennessee chapter of Make-A-Wish. “Stars For Wishes” is the primary fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; 14,247 in 2014 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee, visit middletennessee.wish.org.