Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island will host its inaugural Rhode Island event, Evening of Wishes: A celebration of hope, strength, and joy, this Saturday at the Garden Pavilion at Crowne Plaza in Warwick.
Joe Rocco, former sportscaster at Channel 10, will be the Master of Ceremonies and the event will feature several guest speakers, including Heather Jacques, mother of wish child Jenna Jacques. This past May, Jenna had her wish to meet Justin Bieber granted by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Jenna was able to be to travel to Oslo, Norway to meet the famous singing sensation and spend time with him before one of his performances.
Tragically, Jenna passed away over the summer. Heather will reflect on Jenna’s remarkable story and discuss the impact that the wish had on Jenna.
Other guest speakers include Rhode Island Advisory board member Bill Loehning, executive vice president at Fidelity Investments, and CEO of Make Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island Charlotte Beattie.
The evening will also feature a silent auction, raffle, dinner, and an after event party with dancing and dessert.