The Sweet Taste of Fulfilled Dreams
No child should die with unfulfilled dreams. The Wishing Star foundation is one of the true heroes of this world, providing hope and fulfilling dreams to children who live with the impending threat and stress of terminal illness. These young children live their lives with thoughts of doctor’s visits, tests, pain, and medication. The Wishing Star Foundation helps to fulfill dreams of vacations, room makeovers, trips to Disneyworld, Hollywood experiences, and meeting famous people. As individuals in Spokane (and across the internet) it may seem overwhelming for us to do our part. How can we help?
Taste your way to fulfilled dreams. Friday, March 4, at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino, you can taste your way through delicious treats and local wine knowing that with each sip and with each nibble you are making another wish come true. Last year’s event drew over 800 people and raised more than $18,000. This year promises to be even bigger.
Coordinator Taryn Erickson got involved with Wishing Star after a family friend, who was a “wish child” passed away. She watched the miracles first hand and was compelled to be involved. Spokane has 40+ active wishes including 21 year old Andrew who has a rare cancer of the bone. Andrew was diagnosed as a teenager and has given up school, college, job to fight this monster into remission. Your attendance can help fulfill his wish!
This year your $30 ticket (and any additional taste tickets you buy), go to fulfill the wishes of Adrienne, Mitchell, and Evett.
Adrienne’s wish: Adrienne is four years old and suffers from heart defects. Her wish is to have a castle playhouse. Spokane Home Builder’s Apprenticeship Program is currently building the playhouse, but funds are needed for the materials!
Mitchell’s wish: Mitchell is twelve years old and suffers from brachman de lange syndrome. His wish is to go to a NASCAR race. With your help, we are hoping to send Mitchell to a race during the next NASCAR season.
Evett’s wish: Evett is nine years old and suffers from heart complications as well. Her wish is to go to Orlando, Florida. She wants to go to Disneyworld, Universal Studios and the beach. She would like to travel on her birthday this July.
Nectar Tasting Room and Spokane Wine Magazine are proud to be a part of this event and look forward to joining several amazing tasting tables provided by:
- Arbor Crest Wine Cellars
- Chocolate Myracles
- Christ Kitchen
- Coeur d’Alene Cellars
- Dry Falls Cellars
- Dry Fly Distilling
- EMVY Cellars
- Georgetown Brewing/Manny’s
- Hay J’s Bistro
- Iron Horse Brewery
- Just American Deserts
- Marsells Cakes and Desserts
- Masselow’s at Northern Quest
- Mary Hill Winery
- MJ’s Chocolate Fountain
- Mountain Dome Winery
- Nectar Tasting Room
- Northern Lights Brewery
- NQ Banquet and Conference Services
- Pend d’Oreille Winery
- Pixie Dust Chocolates
- Rocky Mountain Chocolates
- Taste of India
- Tom Sawyer Country Coffee
- Townshend Cellars
When: Friday, March 4 from 6-10 p.m.
Where: Northern Quest Casino (discounted room rates available)