On April 18, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida celebrated their 2010 InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball Garden Party; the event is in honor of the upcoming Annual Ball scheduled for November 6, 2010. Lifetime sponsors, Al and Nancy Malnik hosted the exclusive cocktail reception and invited leading philanthropists to their private oceanfront estate in Ocean Ridge.
Guests included “The Three Amigos:” Norman Wedderburn, President/CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida; Shareef Malnik, Ball Chairman and proprietor of The Forge; and Robert Hill, Gala Host and General Manager of InterContinental Miami. Special guests included legendary boxing promoter Don King, Burn Notice actress Gabrielle Anwar and designer Rene Ruiz. Those in attendance enjoyed specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ Joe Dert, and a special performance by Japanese Taiko drummers Fushu Daiko.
The Garden Party is the first event of the year in honor of the highly anticipated 16th Annual InterContinental Miami Make-A-Wish Ball. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the foundation and hopes to build on last year’s Annual Ball, which raised over $1 million and granted 200 wishes.
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