The Diamond Children’s/Steele Center “Wish Upon A Star” gala raised about $371,000 for its programs and research efforts.
More than 550 people attended the fun-filled and inspiring night, Feb. 2 at JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa.
Participants enjoyed an uplifting music video that received vigorous applause and a standing ovation (please see link below). Attendees heard heart-warming patient stories, were entertained by a local dance performance, listened to stirring speeches, enjoyed both silent and live auctions, and danced to the live music by The Walkens.
“This was a magical evening that reminded us how truly fortunate we are to have the state’s only academic pediatric medical center – Diamond Children’s and the Steele Children’s Research Center – right here in Tucson,” said Michelle Morgan, whose daughter, Dana, participated in the music video and is a patient at Diamond Children’s.
The music video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vfumYbc2t0o
A slideshow of the evening can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh-zHKYj_jI