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Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles Gala 2023 Honors Inspirational People who have helped grant "Wishes", during this past year

Many celebrities including: Dom Sherwood, Katie Cassidy, Harry Jowsey, Kate Linder, Mary Bonnet, Romaine Bonnet, Dolph Lundgren & Emma Krokdal

On Saturday evening, October 28, 2023 Make –A-Wish Greater Los Angeles hosted its' annual gala at the Fairmont Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, 90067.

The Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles, is a community that is dedicated to transforming the lives of sick children facing critical illness.

Actor Anthony Anderson was the celebrity host. The Honorees and Sponsors included:

Dr. Lauren Crosby, Philanthropic Leader Award, & Dr. Ray Duncan, Nancy Molenda, Mattel, Power of a Wish Award, Dinah Yorkin, Wish Kid, Alumni Leadership Award, & Parents, Sally Conner, (Disney), Viviane Krief Woodcock, (RT Specialty) and Vern Pang (Judy Tenuta Trust).

Celebrating on Halloween weekend this year's guests were encouraged to come dressed as who or what they wanted to be growing up. There were colorful costumes and happy painted faces everywhere!

Since its inception in 1983, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles has granted more than 10,000 wishes, providing children with a revived sense of faith, confidence, courage, and normalcy.

It was a fun and festive evening filled with many celebrities including: Dom Sherwood (Vampire Academy and Shadow Hunters), Katie Cassidy( A nightmare on Elm Street), Harry Jowsey ( Dancing with the Stars), Kate Linder(Young and the Restless), Mary Bonnet ( Selling Sunset Star) Romaine Bonnet ( Model & husband to Mary Bonnet), Crystal & Rob Minkoff ( Entertainer, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Mickey Guyton( Grammy –nominated Country Singer) Grace Van Dien (Greenhouse Academy, Stranger Things) Nayah Damasen (Monster High), Dolph Lundgren & Emma Krokdal ( Rocky IV, Creed II, Aquaman), Lele Pons (Dancing with the Stars) and many others.

It was an enchanting evening with live musical performances, silent auctions, gourmet dinner, fine wine, and an opportunity to mingle with industry leaders.

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