Black Ties & Zories Wish Night on March 1

Posted on Jan 24 2019

Make-A-Wish Guam and CNMI’s Annual Black Ties & Zories Wish Night is now rescheduled from the original date of Nov. 9, 2018 to March 1, 2019.

Make-A-Wish Guam and CNMI’s mission is to fulfill the wishes of every eligible child, as wishes are an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Wishes provide kids hope when they need it most, and research shows they have effects on children’s overall well-being and health outcomes.

In fact, wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fearwith confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope.

Dr. Anup Patel, MD of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) has recently released a study examining the health care utilization among patients who received a wish and a control group who did not. The study found patients who were granted a wish were more likely to have fewer unplanned hospitality and emergency department visits. Learn more about the study:


To help fulfill the mission, please join the Black Ties & Zories Wish Night on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Saipan. Complimentary cocktails will be served at 6pm followed by a plated dinner service. Through stories, live entertainment by JJ Concepcion and a special guest, on-site raffles, Best Zories contest, delectable dishes, and good company, guests will surely enjoy a fantastic evening. Pre-purchased tickets for the original Nov. 9, 2018 event will still be honored. Tickets are available at the Hyatt Regency Saipan, Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan and Gold’s Gym Saipan. Please call 285-5466, 285-6175 or 285-1168 for more information or email

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 64 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 34 minutes and has granted more than 300,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®. (PR)

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