Managing partner David Peckham, this year's Board Chair of Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida, is on cloud nine. At the 2017 Hamlin & Associates Wishmaker's Ball, attendees raised more than $1 MILLION to help grant wishes for kids! The Synergy family is immensely proud of Dave's work and thrilled for such a tremendous outpouring of support for a truly amazing organization.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff of Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida, I want to take this opportunity say thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2017 Wishmaker's Ball. This year, we are excited to be celebrating 23 years of granting wishes! It is a privilege to be involved with this wonderful organization and a part of making a child's most heartfelt wish come true. The stars of our evening are the children we serve. We were delighted to have a few of our wish families present, both to honor them and to celebrate the impact their wishes have had on their lives.
Your support of the 23rd Annual Wishmaker's Ball makes it possible for Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida to reach out to even more children whose lives are centered around hospitals and doctor's visits. The funding you are providing enables us to fulfill a child's most heartfelt wish. Each wish represents a child's hope for the future which, at the time, may seem uncertain because of their illness. A wish brings joy and provides wonderful lasting memories for the child and their family to draw upon for strength during what can be a difficult battle with his or her illness.
Make-A-Wish® has granted over 415,000 wishes around the world and more than 5,800 in Central and Northern Florida. At the ball, we celebrated the joys of wishes and people who make it all possible -- our volunteers and donors. Caring individuals started this foundation and thousands more continue the mission by granting the wishes of children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions everyday. Their devotion and passion are the driving force behind the foundation's success. Thank you again for joining us, and for your continued support of our mission.
David Peckham, Synergy Wealth Alliance
Chair, Board of Directors
Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida