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Snow in the Kitchen
    It was snowing as you walked under a    Christmas music through out the evening
copula (one of three in the room) covered   and brought with him young singers with
with fresh winter greenery. That was the    voices like angels. As each guest left, at the
first introduction attendees had to this    end of the , they were handed a gift bag of
year’s Hyatt’s Christmas in the Kitchen.
    Beyond the entrance were
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glowing tables filled with crystal
centerpieces that were lit with                                                              Disney World
floating candles. A silent auc-                                                                  “I just wanted to send you a huge thank
tion that surrounded an old                                                                  you. Jamison had a magical week on his
fashioned sleigh, placed on a                                                                trip as did all of us. It is a time we will
riser that was filled with trees                                                             cherish always. Jamison LOVED the Vil-
galore, was very prominent in                                                                lage and really enjoyed meeting some of the
the room. The ballroom was like                                                              characters. So cute...he told a few of them
an ice palace with beautiful blue                                                            that he really loved their movies! Ha!
hues of lighting on the walls and                                                                Again thank you all so much for all you
hand carved ice glasses that were                                                                do for these amazing children!”
filled with Hyatt’s famous Polar                                                                 God Bless.
Bear Drinks. Each guest was                                                                      Julie Anderson
given a white glove before being
handed their own glass. Guests
were also given an apron to use
as they perused the Hyatt kitchen
filled with fabulous arrays of
food. Some of the choices in the
kitchen included Lamb Chops,
Salmon, Shrimp and Shrimp
Corn Dogs. Short Ribs, Quail,
Venison, Alligator, Sushi, Mashed
Potatoes served in Martini glasses,
Sweet Potatoes, Lobster Mac and
Cheese, Ravioli, salads, soups and
every dessert you could possibly
imagine.
    Blair Clark sang beautiful
Snow in the Kitchen                                                                        Donation Boxes
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cookies decorated by our Wish children         and made possible through our corporate
                                                                                           in Dunkin
and their siblings.
   It was certainly an evening to remember
                                               partners Hyatt Regency Hotel, Weaver
                                               Popcorn and Baldwin and Lyons               Donuts
                                                                                               Beginning January 2011 Indiana Chil-
                                                                                           dren’s Wish Fund donation boxes will be
                                                                                           at the counter of 18 Dunkin Donut stores
                                                                                           throughout
                                                                                           Indiana.
                                                                                           We are so
                                                                                           grateful to
                                                                                           Dunkin Do-
                                                                                           nuts for this
                                                                                           new partner-
                                                                                           ship. Be sure
                                                                                           and patron-
                                                                                           ize Dunkin
                                                                                           Donuts as a
                                                                                           thank you for
                                                                                           supporting
                                                                                           ICWF.



Voice of the Indiana Pacers Walks 500 to Grant Wishes
    Mark Boyle, the very talented and num-     2010. Nearly 150 supporters along with      with those that were following his walk
ber one commentator in the NBA, chose          Mayor Ballard, Terri Stacy of WIBC radio,   through the media, did interviews along
to spend his time off this past summer         Boomer and many wish families joined        the way and slept at campgrounds every
walking 500 miles around Indiana while         Mark on a walk around Monument Circle       night? We can say that Mark Boyle is
raising funds to grant the wishes of Indiana   where his “Wish Walk” began. Dunkin         our hero! The other hero of this event is
children diagnosed with a life-threatening     Donuts provided coffee and donuts for       Stephen F. Burns, Chairman of Wheaton
illness.                                       everyone in attendance.                     World Wide Moving, who made sure that
    Marks adventure, which was sponsored          Mark left for Fort Wayne the next day    the goal of $50,000 raised for this special
by Wheaton World Wide Moving, Camp-            and ended his walk on September 20th at     walk, was reached.
ing World, Marsh Supermarkets, Forum           the Brickyard.
Group and the Indiana Pacers, began with          What can you say about a man who
a tip off on Monument Circle August 16,        walked in 90 degree heat, shook hands




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Portrait of Wishes Ball Goes French
    If you like the Eiffel Tower, a French Cab-
aret and sultry music then you would have
loved this year’s Portrait of Wishes Ball spon-
sored by Capital Group Companies which is
the home of American Funds. Nearly 600
people enjoyed the ambiance at the Indiana
Roof Ballroom which was filled with trees,
covered with white sparkling lights, park
Benches, a Martini /Wine Bar and White
Pillars filled with feathers. The room was
breathtakingly beautiful thanks to Engledow
Group who provided this year’s décor.
    A gourmet meal of Brie and Apple
Stuffed Chicken Breast and Medallion of
Beef Tenderloin followed by platters of Mini
Éclairs, Petit Fours, Fruit Tarts and Chocolate
Dipped Strawberries was enjoyed by all.
    The Meagan Skinner award which is             given to longtime supporter and ICWF       Hargett, who has been involved in our com-
named after a very special wish child was         Board of Directors Vice President Thomas   munity for many years.
                                                                                                 Portrait of Wishes Ball Chairs, Alyce
                                                                                             Edwards and Kathie Copeland along with
                                                                                             Auction Chairs, Patty Bennett and Andrea
                                                                                             Webster made this our most successful fund-
                                                                                             raiser of the year by raising $230,000.
                                                                                                 Many thanks to everyone who supported
                                                                                             this event.




Kapsalis Family


ICWF Online Auction
                                                                                             Alyce Edwards & Kathie Copeland
    Indiana Children’s Wish Fund has              Indiana Children’s
started a new online auction! Visit our           Wish Fund Auction
                                                              30?
                                                                     25g
website at www.indywish.org and click on
the ICWF Auction icon in the top left-
hand corner of our home page.
                                                     do I hear




    We will be adding new items every
week! Items range from autographed sports
paraphernalia, home and beauty products,                                     o
                                                                             ing




gift baskets, gift certificates and experience
packages. You can help make a difference
in a child’s life by purchasing your gift
                                                                                 once...




items at our auction site! 100% of the
money raised by the online auction will go
towards granting children’s wishes. We have
many children waiting for their wish to
be granted and you can help us make that             Please spread the word and may the
happen!!                                          bidding begin!                             Tom & Denise Hargett

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Maddie celebrates the end of treatment
with a trip to St. Croix
    Madeline’s wish trip is an incredible        ture Tours took Mad-
example of the joy that our supporters           die and her parents
are able to bring to young people who are        out to Buck Island
fighting life-threatening illnesses. Maddie,     National Monument
age 19 from Westfield, was diagnosed with        on a luxury catamaran
Leukemia, but after a hard fought battle of      charter where she
undergoing endless treatments and hospital       was able to snorkel
visits, was able to celebrate her victory        and enjoy the ocean.
with a trip to St. Croix, Virgin Islands. She    Maddie is currently
and her parents were able to spend a week        a student at IU and
creating new wonderful memories and en-          her determined spirit,
joying the beauty of the Virgin Islands. Tan     strength and capti-
Tan Tours provided an incredible Island          vating smile are an
tour which included sightseeing, waterfalls      inspiration to us all.
and local wildlife, while Big Beard’s Adven-




Girls + Volleyball = Shopping Spree
    The North Central High School girl’s
volleyball team along with their coaches
raised money to help grant the wish of
Iman, a sixteen year old from Seymour,
IN. diagnosed with Lymphoma. Iman was
thrilled with her shopping spree especially
the IPad with all accessories.
    Matt Fishman one of the Volleyball
coaches and son of ICWF Board Member
Randy Fishman, organized this fundraiser
which was called a Bump-a-thon. Vol-
leyball, bean bag tossing, a silent auction,
food and beverages were included in the
day. This all day event raised $1350. Many
thanks to all the participants. It is so mean-
ingful when you see kids and young adults
helping others less fortunate.                   Randy Fishman with North Central Volleyball Team

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2nd Annual “A Wish From Paradise” Grants
Corbin’s Wish to Disney World
    The PHINdy Parrot Head Club of In-             opportunity to meet the Star of the evening.        cial thank you to the Parrot Head Club and
dianapolis, a non-for-profit organization and      Great food and fun was had by all while             Cheeseburger in Paradise for hosting such a
an official Jimmy Buffett fan club, held the       doing what we all do best: granting Wishes          fun and festive evening for Indiana Children’s
second annual “A Wish From Paradise” event         to our well-deserving Indiana children. A spe-      Wish Fund.
on September 30th at Jimmy Buffett’s
Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant.
About 150 guests enjoyed live music, ap-
petizers and cocktails, along with a silent
and live auction while raising money for
one of our wish children. The highlight
of the live auction was an authentic
autographed Jimmy Buffett photo that
sold to a huge Jimmy Buffett fan. Other
auction items included a Danny Grang-
er autographed jersey, Neon signs and
various Jimmy Buffett paraphernalia.
    “A Wish From Paradise” raised
$6,500.00 and granted Corbin Shelley’s
wish to visit Disney World. Corbin, age
3, who lives in Indianapolis, suffers from
Ewing’s Sarcoma (Cancer). The Shelley
family came out to enjoy the end of
summer festivities and gave guests the      The Shelley family enjoying a night of fun at Cheeseburger in Paradise (Wish Child Corbin – far right)



The Tony Stewart Foundation, Coca-Cola & Marsh Supermarkets
Teamed up to Raise Money for Indiana Children’s Wish Fund
    For the second year, The Tony Stewart          in November. Indiana Children’s Wish Fund          Cola and Marsh Supermarkets for all of their
Foundation, Coca-Cola and Marsh Super-             thanks The Tony Stewart Foundation, Coca-          support and hard work throughout the year.
markets joined forces to grant wishes to
Indiana children. During the month of July,
a percentage of all Coke products purchased
from Marsh Supermarkets went towards five
children whose wishes will be granted because
of this team effort. A Coke purchase also
allowed individuals to register for outstanding
prizes at the Marsh stores. This collaborative
effort raised $28,000 for Indiana Children’s
Wish Fund!
    In celebration of this successful promo-
tion, these three sponsors were able to meet       Troy Pence and Bill Marty - Coke                   Pam Boas & Joni Thompson - TSF
three of the five wish children at a luncheon




                                                                                                      Mark Heckman and Connie Gardner - Marsh

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I’M GOING TO SAKS…FOR MY FAVORITE
CHARITY: Indiana Children’s Wish Fund
   Saks Fifth Avenue Indianapolis gave         our store and the community.”                 off party in early
shoppers a chance to give back to Indiana         The Saks promotion began with a kick-      August with ICWF
Children’s Wish Fund through a special 3                                                     staff and board
month program titled “I’m Going to Saks…                                                     members in attendance. In addition, Saks
For My Favorite Charity”. From August 1st                                                    Fifth Avenue hosted an in-store shopping
through October 31st, shoppers using their                                                   event, which featured a special fashion show
Saks credit card were able to have 10% of                                                    with celebrity Wish families and support-
their purchase donated to ICWF. Over the                                                     ers. Runway models included: Wish Mom
3-month interval, Indiana Children’s Wish                                                    Libby Symmes with two of her children,
Fund had the potential of receiving up to                                                    Sullivan and Natalie, Wish Mom Nancy
$20,000 from Saks Fifth Avenue.                                                              Kapsalis with one of her daughters Taia and
    “We want the people who shop with                                                        Wish Fund supporters, Alyce Edwards with
us to not only look their best when they                                                     children Trey and Elyse, J’Lynn Benner and
leave our store, but more importantly, feel                                                  Kristen Smith with her daughter Amelia.
their best,” says Saks Fifth Avenue India-                                                   The night of fashion and fun was hosted by
napolis General Manager Garry Navarre.                                                       radio personality Laura Steele and attendees
“This program was designed to do just that                                                   were able to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres
for both our loyal and new clients, whose                                                    and entertainment by harpist Jill Pitz while
generosity continues to be an inspiration to                                                 watching the fashion show.
                                               Laura Steele




Kapsalis’s                      Symmes                          Alyce Edwards, Barbara Boyd, Terry Hudson, Stacy Hanefeld, Erin Costanzo
                                                                & Julie Hauck



                           Indiana Children’s Wish Fund
                           6435 Castleway W. Dr., #130
                           Indianapolis, IN 46250
                           wwww.indianachildrenswishfund.org

				
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