On Friday, March 2, 2018, over 70 guests gathered at Edgewood Country Club in Rivervale for the JCO’s 5th annual Make-A-Wish luncheon. Each year, in conjunction with Make-A-Wish New Jersey, the JCO adopts the wish of a child from Bergen County with a life-threatening illness. This year’s wish recipient was a 17 year old girl named Jessica who loves animals, and had wished to see them up close at Dade City’s Wild Things.
Although outside a Noreaster was dampening the weather outside, the spirit inside at the luncheon was amazing! We were especially fortunate to have special guest speaker, Tom Weatherall, President and CEO of Make a Wish New Jersey in attendance. Tom shared his experiences in spearheading this amazing organization, and helped the JCO celebrate five years of granting wishes. It was truly a special day for all those who attended.
This luncheon could not have been possible without all those partners, sponsors, member and guests who helped make Jessica’s wish come true. We extend our sincere gratitude to: ABC, B&M Market, Cycle Bar Montvale, Edgewood Country Club, The Fresh Market, JCO Board, The Jewish Standard, Kreiner Dental, Lineup, Make A Wish NJ, Party Rental, Ltd, The Shulman Family, Temple Emanuel Early Childhood, and TicTac Etc.
Since the inception of the luncheon, the JCO has granted 5 individual wishes and has raised over $50,000 for these amazing children.