Hosted by Mario Lopez, Gala Will Honor Robert Downey Jr., Scooter Braun and LA Kings
4th ANNUAL WISHING WELL WINTER GALA (#WishingWellGala) presented by Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles, where entertainment executives, celebrities, top business executives, community and civic leaders, medical professionals and philanthropists celebrate the children and families whose lives have been changed forever by the power of a wish.
WHO: GAVIN ROSSDALE and BUSH will close the Wishing Well Winter Gala with a medley of their top songs. Hosted by EXTRA'S MARIO LOPEZ, the Gala will honor Oscar-nominated actor ROBERT DOWNEY JR. with the Shining Star Award, presented by Oscar®-nominated actor DON CHEADLE; entertainment industry power broker and multi-media entrepreneur SCOOTER BRAUN will receive the Humanitarian Award presented by GRAMMY®-nominated artist TORI KELLY, who will also perform, and X AMBASSADORS will open the show. The LOS ANGELES KINGS will receive the Power of a Wish Award. Olympian gold medalist and Dancing Wish the Stars champion LAURIE HERNANDEZ to attend.
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7
- 5:30 PM - Press check-in
- 6:00 PM - Red carpet arrivals
- 7:00 PM - Program begins
WHERE: HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM: 6215 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Make-A-Wish awards are presented at the annual Wishing Well Winter Gala, where entertainment executives, celebrities, top business executives, community and civic leaders, medical professionals and philanthropists celebrate the children and families whose lives have been changed forever by the power of a wish. Hosted by two-time Emmy® winner and EXTRA host Mario Lopez, the Gala will honor the heroes of Make-A-Wish – Oscar®-nominated actor Robert Downey, Jr. (Shining Star Award), entertainment industry power broker and multi-media entrepreneur Scooter Braun (Humanitarian Award) and the Los Angeles Kings (Power of A Wish Award). This magical night to remember will include a special performance by Grammy®-nominated singer Tori Kelly, rock bands X Ambassadors and Bush, a cocktail hour, seated dinner, celebrity host, awards presentation and silent/live auctions.
During the past three years, these meaningful events have collectively raised almost $3 million for wish kids living in Greater Los Angeles. Past honorees include sports stars Kobe Bryant, Landon Donovan and Oscar de la Hoya; philanthropists Sam Nazarian and Michael Rosenfeld; and medical pioneers Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, OneLegacy and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Event proceeds will go towards granting wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions in Greater Los Angeles. This year, the Los Angeles chapter will grant 350 wishes – and there are nearly twice as many eligible children waiting their turn.
The Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles 4th Annual Wishing Well Winter Gala is proudly sponsored by: Presenting Sponsor: The Goldwin Foundation; Star Catchers Sponsors: Jacqueline M. Glass Family, Kennedy Wilson, Mattel, Inc., OneLegacy, Shegerian & Associates, The Walt Disney Company; Reception Sponsor: Security Benefit; Heroes Sponsors: AECOM, Artemis Real Estate Partners, CAA, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Colony Capital, Drew & Jill Lawton, Eastdil Secured, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Hudson Pacific Properties, Integral Communities, Lockton Insurance Brokers, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Morgan Stanley Real Estate, Nickelodeon, Oaktree Capital Management, O’Melveny, Paul Hastings LLP, sbe, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, Wells Fargo, Woodridge Capital Partners, LLC.
Over the course of their remarkable career, BUSH has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve compiled an amazing string of 18 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts, including 11 that hit the Top 5, six of which shot to No. 1: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.” Led by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Gavin Rossdale, Bush’s most recent release was 2014’s Man On The Run, recorded with Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Deftones). That followed “comeback album” The Sea of Memories, their first release in 10 years. Hailed by Rolling Stone as a 3-star “vital viva-la-grunge manifesto,” the album saw BUSH returning to the top of the charts in grand style, as lead single “The Sound of Winter” made rock radio history by becoming the first self-released song ever to hit No. 1 at Alternative Rock Radio (where it stayed for six consecutive weeks). Bush is currently putting the finishing touches on a new studio album.
About Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles
Founded in 1983 and now in its 33rd year, Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles has granted more than 9,300 wishes to children living in the communities throughout Los Angeles County. Annually in Los Angeles, the chapter grants about 350 wishes locally, and there are nearly twice as many more eligible children waiting their turn.
Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles is part of a national organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 28,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 35 minutes. It has granted more than 270,000 wishes in the U.S. since its inception in 1980.
Visit Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles at www.la.wish.org.
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