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Make-A-Wish® Illinois Honors Women Wish Champions


March 01, 2016



Women, Wine & Wishes Event Recognizes Medical Professionals, Community Supporters

CHICAGO – The Women’s Network of Make-A-Wish Illinois will honor women leaders in our community who have made an impact on local wishes at Women, Wine & Wishes on Thursday, March 3 at DelFrisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (58 E. Oak) in Chicago. Emceed by Val Warner, co-host of Windy City LIVE, guests will enjoy wine selections and hors d'oeuvres.

Bringing to life wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions involves many touch points to create a truly transformative experience. For outstanding support of the Make-A-Wish mission to enrich the lives of wish children with hope, strength and joy, the Make-A-Wish Illinois Women’s Network will recognize:

  • Shelley Lee,Child Life Specialist at St. Jude Midwest Affiliate (Peoria)
  • Kristin Sandberg, Child Life Specialist at Advocate Children’s Hospital – Oak Lawn Campus
  • Amy Heinz, Child Life Specialist at Comer Children’s Hospital at University of Chicago
  • Amy LeMay, Child Life Specialist, Comer Children’s Hospital at University of Chicago

Tickets are available for $100 each at or by calling 312.602.9474.

Members of the Women's Network of Make-A-Wish Illinois are:  

Erin McKeighan Orr, Co-Chair
Kelly Spowage, Co-Chair

Michelle Luke, Event Co-Chair
Joanna Pamphilis, Event Co-Chair

Maggie Abramson, Tammy Beeler, Suzanne Boro, Kimberly Boyd, Anna Gjerlow, Kim Grispo, Marie Guthrie, Sheila Hagan, Liz Howard, Rosemary Jones, Kelli Manson, Megan McCann, Lauren Niimi, Deb Wilson, and Carly Wolfe

About Make-A-Wish Illinois
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Make-A-Wish Illinois. The chapter has granted more than 13,000 wishes and continues its mission to share the power of a wish® with children across the state with help from dedicated volunteers and generous community members.

Press Contact

Jessica Miller
Communications Manager
640 North LaSalle Drive Suite 280
Chicago, IL  60654

Phone : (312) 602-9412
Fax : (312) 602-9498

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Chicago, IL 60654
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