Cooking for Wishes "A Taste of Africa"

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WHO: Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida (

WHAT: Now in its eighth year, Cooking for Wishes is a four-course, interactive lunch where guests at each table prepare their own meal under the direction of Executive Chef Jamil Piñeda. The luncheon also features a live auction and a visit with Emily, a local teenager with cerebral palsy whose wish to go to South Africa was recently granted.

The theme of the day is “A Taste of Africa,” with proceeds from the fundraiser underwriting the cost of granting life-changing wishes to children who have critical illnesses. More than 300 people are expected to attend.

WHERE: Michael’s on East

1212 East Avenue South

Sarasota, FL 34239

WHEN: Thursday, February 22, 2018

10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

COST: $3,000 for a table of eight

CONNECT: 941-378-WISH (9474) and for tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and additional information

ABOUT Make-A-Wish Southern Florida has granted more than 11,000 life-changing

MAWSF: wishes since 1983 for children who have critical illnesses. It aims to grant a wish for every medically-eligible child in its territory.

Wish kids most often ‘wish to be’ (something), ‘wish to meet’ (someone), ‘wish to go’ (somewhere), or ‘wish to have’ (something) and the nonprofit organization makes this happen for the child and his/her entire family at no cost or obligation.

The Southern Florida chapter’s territory includes 22 counties/four regions in southeast and southwest Florida, Tampa Bay, and the Suncoast (Sarasota, Manatee, and surrounding counties). It also includes the U.S. Virgin Islands.

SOCIAL: Follow and engage with Make-A-Wish Southern Florida on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.