ABC Cares

ABC Cares

As COVID-19 impacts every industry across the globe, our hearts go out to all those impacted – not only those diagnosed with the virus but also their friends and family; those whose businesses, jobs and schools have been closed and so much more. The situation is changing rapidly and with your safety as the upmost importance to us, we have made the decision to postpone the April 17th Great Lakes Bay Regional fundraiser benefiting Make-A-Wish foundation. Event sponsorships, tickets and advertising will transfer seamlessly to a future date once possible. 

 

There is no question this is a time of great uncertainty. While we don’t know exactly what the future holds, we feel confident that by coming together supporting each other, we’ll emerge from this stronger together.

 

Stay safe and healthy everyone. Thank you for your continued support!

ABC Greater Michigan Chapter is holding the 35th Annual Make-A-Wish Fundraiser

Associated Builders and Contractors, Greater Michigan is celebrating over 30 years hosting this annual event. We’re proud to partner with community leaders and businesses raising more than $550,000 to allow for wishes to be granted to 90+ local children. The 2020 dinner/dance benefiting the Make-A-Wish Michigan will be held, Friday, April 17th, 2020 at The Great Hall in Midland starting at 6:00 pm.

Guests will enjoy a relaxing reception upon arrival, followed by a tasty 3-entree buffet meal with delicious sides, a brief program about Make-A-Wish, silent and live auctions, and a live performance. We will also host a few past Wish recipients as honorary guests! Funds raised from this event will be used to sponsor the wishes of children in the Great Lakes Bay Region who are bravely facing their health challenges.

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Bring out your inner Super Hero April 17th with the Great Lakes Bay Regional Fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish Michigan! We are expanding the fun to include a Super Hero theme! Adults and kids are all invited to showcase their favorite superheroes. Face paint, masks, partial or full outfits, and of course, capes, are all welcome. There’s a hero inside you all. Who will you reveal at the next event?

Special Guest Speaker: Jenny Dumont Radler , Owner of A Place For Grace Child Care 

Lions, Tigers, Bears, Oh My! While most people might be frightened to interact with such animals, Emma Grace Dumont longed to one day not only interact with them but to feed and care for them among other animals as a zookeeper. Unfortunately, sometimes life’s challenges get in the way of making a dream become a reality; especially when a life-threatening condition is present. It’s those times where superhero power is needed most.

In 2016, many community supporters, whom we like to call “Superheroes”, joined forces with ABC Cares and Make-A-Wish® Foundation in the name of hope. Emma’s long-time wish to become a zookeeper was granted under the Make-A-Wish® Foundation’s Wish Kid initiative and took place at California’s San Diego Zoo.  Jenny Dumont Radler, Emma’s mom, expressed her gratitude to all involved in helping to fund the Wish granting.  “When a child with a life threatening illness gets their wish – it is magical.  It helps you and them forget a little of what is ahead of both of you and what you have been through.  It puts a smile on the faces of our innocent children that were tears just days before.”, said Radler.

The granting of wishes can change the odds for children fighting their illness. A wish granting helps kids look past their limitations, families overcome anxiety and entire communities experience more joy. Most importantly, wishes can improve a child’s quality of life. Life-changing wishes start with you. To experience the power of gifting hope, join us at the event, sponsor the fundraiser for as little as $100, donate an item for auction or provide a direct monetary donation. For more information, please call 989-374-4600 or email vklein@abcgmc.org.

Primary Communities Served

Midland

Greater Lansing

Saginaw

Jackson

Bay City

Ionia

Frankenmuth

Ann Arbor