Make-A-Wish Southern Florida VIP Kick-Off Party

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and InterContinental® Miami celebrated the 22nd Annual InterContinental® Miami Make-A-Wish® Ball with a VIP kick-off party at the InterContinental. Amid a backdrop of forest and wildwood decor inspired by Deco Productions, guests enjoyed a surprise dance performance while servers wore intricate animal face paint to embody La Nuit de l’Animal, the theme of this year’s gala to take place on November 12. Welcoming guests were, Robert Hill, Gala Host and General Manager of InterContinental® Miami; Shareef Malnik, Gala Chairman, Chairman’s Society Member, Chairman of the Board for Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and owner of The Forge Restaurant l Wine Bar; and Norman Wedderburn, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida – the trio affectionately known as the “Three Amigos.” Also at the kick-off party were Make-A-Wish® child Stephanie Diaz and her parents, Suzanne & Luis Diaz. Stephanie and her family were deeply touched by their experience with Make-A-Wish® and thanked donors and supporters for their generosity and unwavering support.