Signature Events

Wish Night

Our largest annual fundraiser, Wish Night brings together hundreds of guests for a magical evening in celebration of the life-changing power of a wish. 

Taking on a new theme each year focused around one featured Wish Kid, this unparalleled evening at Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, CT benefits local children battling critical illnesses.  

Save the date for this year's first-ever virtual Wish Night on November 14, 2020. Learn more about how to support or participate here!  

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Evening of Wishes Gala

Our annual Evening of Wishes Gala brings together hundreds of guests for a one-of-a-kind evening focused around the life-changing power of a wish. 

With a new theme each year tied back to the Make-A-Wish mission, you do not want to miss your chance to join in on the fun and to support local children battling critical illnesses.  

Save the date for this year's Evening of Wishes Gala on April 17, 2021 at Mohegan Sun! Stay tuned for more details about how to join!  

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Walk For Wishes®

Walk For Wishes® is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 300,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It's a family-friendly fundraiser powered by wish families, volunteers, companies, donors and friends who walk side-by-side to help raise funds for local children battling critical illnesses. 
 
Stay tuned for details on the 2021 Walk for Wishes at our brand new Wishing Place in Trumbull, CT! 

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Trailblaze Challenge

The Trailblaze Challenge is a 26.2 mile hike where participants can tackle the terrain of Bear Mountain - all in one amazing weekend! This is a hike, not a race, and caters to all levels from novice to advanced outdoor enthusiasts. 
 
As well as being an extraordinary physical test, the real challenge is to raise much needed funds to grant the wishes of children in Connecticut with critical illnesses. A wish gives children renewed energy and strength, brings families closer together and unites communities. 
 
By supporting the Trailblaze Challenge, you will help Make-A-Wish Connecticut grant wishes to every eligible child this year. 

Our 2021 Trailblaze Challenge will take place June 11-13, 2021 at Bear Mountain State Park. Learn more about how to support or participate here!  

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Taste Of Wishes

Join local celebrity chefs and wish kids in the kitchens of Aitoro's for an evening of food, fun and celebrating local wishes! 

Our 2nd Annual Event will be held in 2021! This incredible evening will be filled with cooking demonstrations from Connecticut celebrity chefs and wish kids – you don’t want to miss it! 

Past featured chefs have included:  

  • Christian Petroni, Food Network Star, Fortina  
  • Bill Taibe, The Whelk, Jesup Hall, Kawa Ni  
  • Dan Kardos, Oar & Oak  
  • Matt Storch, Match Restaurant, Match Burger Lobster  
  • Robin Selden, Marcia Selden Catering  

Stay tuned for more details about how to join the fun!  

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