Cheers to Wishes: A Look Back at Wine and Wishes 2017
Over 300 guests raised their glasses in support of wishes at Wine and Wishes on October 27, 2017, at The UMass Club on Beacon Hill in Boston! The event raised more than $105,000 to surpass our goal at this fifth annual event! We’re very grateful to our sponsors, tasting partners, event committee members, attendees, special guests, in-kind supporters, and volunteers, whose outpouring of support will grant the wishes of 13 seriously ill children in the coming months.
The event, which featured fine wine and whiskey tastings, was co-emceed by Vanessa Welch of Boston 25 News and Matt Light, former New England Patriots player and founder of The Light Foundation. Wish dad Sean Riley shared the inspiring story of his son Spencer’s wish to go to the New England Patriots playoff game, and wish child Grace and her mom, Lindsey, shared highlights from Grace’s wish to go on a Disney cruise.
Wine and Wishes 2017 was generously supported by Presenting Sponsors Sean and Kerri McKeever and Trusted Choice and the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) Young Agents Committee; Wish Star sponsors John Hancock, Sarah C. Webb, Weil, and the Wine and Wishes Committee; and Wish Friend sponsors C-4 Analytics, the Howard and Linda Grossman Charitable Trust, and Turner. Cheers and thank you to everyone who came together to enrich the lives of seriously ill children through Wine and Wishes 2017!