Make-A-Wish fundraiser generates over $37K


The Make-A-Wish Guam and Saipan Chapter generated over $37,000 during its annual Black Tie and Zories fundraiser last Friday night, with the money going toward fulfilling the wishes of children who suffer from critical illnesses.

The fundraiser, which has been held on Saipan the past five years, was able to raise a total of $37,124.16 from raffle tickets, tickets, and cash and in-kind donations.

The funds will go directly to the Commonwealth’s “wish kids.”

Chapter board member Kanae Quinn credits the success of Friday’s event to the help of sponsors.

Donors and sponsors included Audrey Afable, Bank of Guam, Bank of Saipan, BFJ Corp., Bridge Capital, Chong’s Corp., Daryl Cortez, Deloitte, Delta Management, DFS Guam Ltd., DFS Saipan Ltd., Docomo Pacific, Amanda Dunn, EFC Engineers & Architects, Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, Flametree TV, Jerimae Ganiban, Gold’s Gym Saipan, Kelly Guevarra, Hardt Eye Clinic and Diabetes Education Center, Herman’s Modern Bakery, Hyatt Regency Saipan, Imperial Pacific, Isabel Ito, Island Greens, IT&E, JC Tenorio Enterprises, Kanoa Resort, Kensington Hotel, Dr. Beth Kohnen, Let’s Go Saipan, Lollipops, Marianas Eye Institute, MarPac, Marianas Variety, McDonald’s, MHS Rhythm ‘n Harmony, Ming Li, Jhaza Mirano, Moylan’s Insurance, Naked Fish Bar & Grill, Pacifica Insurance Underwriters, Pacific Rim International, Pacific Trading Co., Pena House/Iridescent Boutique, Lizalyn Ramos, Revolving Restaurant 360, Saipan Brewing Co., Seatouch Saipan, The Shack, Skydive Saipan, Star Sands Plaza, Sweet Escapes, Takagi & Associates, TakeCare, Titan Imports, Transcends LLC, Rob Travilla/Tribes Marianas, Triple J Enterprises, and Erica Fay and Lawrence Tubera.

The event took place at the Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Giovanni Restaurant.

Five lucky individuals went home with prize bundles that were valued from $1,000 to $3,000.

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
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