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Nov 14, 2019

DC's Dancing Star Gala

DC’s Dancing Stars Gala nets more than $450,000 for local charities

Fairfax County Times

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the sixth annual DC’s Dancing Stars Gala netted more than $450,000 for local charities. The winner of the Mirror Ball Trophy and $10,000 for his charity was Mike Manatos, President of Manatos & Manatos and Chairman of the Board for the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. Mike’s efforts will result in over $80,000 going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation (a beneficiary of the Gala). Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses in the DC Area.

Jun 13, 2019

Trea Turner welcomes Make-A-Wish recipient to Nationals Park

NBC Sports Washington

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner welcomes Make-A-Wish recipient Sam Daunt to Nationals Park for an unforgettable day at the ballpark.

May 24, 2019

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Nationals grant boy's wish to be a player

NBC Sports Washington

The Nationals welcomed 10-year-old cancer patient Parker Staples as the newest addition to their team on Friday, in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Foundation. While battling lymphoma, Staples learned he would receive a wish and didn’t hesitate about what he wanted to choose. After being sidelined for two years during treatment, Parker couldn’t wait to celebrate his remission by becoming part of his favorite baseball team

May 24, 2019

A teen with a passion for theater gets a surprise from Make-A-Wish


On Friday, June 7, Meaghan, her parents and two older brothers, 21 and 25, will travel to New York City. The Tony Awards are scheduled for the evening of Sunday, June 9, at Radio City Music Hall. CBS is televising the program. Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic covers all costs associated with granted "wishes."

May 17, 2019

Mason's Movie: Watch Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic grant its 10,000th wish


For ten-year-old Mason Bronner, it was a dream come true: his very own superhero movie, premiering at the Uptown Theater in Northwest Washington. On Wednesday night, Mason arrived at the theater to a crowd of screaming fans. He walked the red carpet, and received high fives and hugs every step of the way. But in order to understand just how special this moment really is, you must understand what Mason has been through.

May 17, 2019

Severna Park High’s Leadership Institute raises $25K+ for Make-A-Wish

Eye On Annapolis

Severna Park High School, led by the Leadership 2 students, raised over $25,000 for Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic this month. Severna Park’s Leadership Institute is widely known for their dedication and drive to make a change and unite the community around them through service learning. Each of the past 5 years, the SPHS Leadership Institute has partnered with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to support local children.

May 16, 2019

Mason's Superhero Movie Comes Out Today

The Washingtonian

Mason Bronner is like most superhero-obsessed fourth graders. He lives with his mom Brooke, his dad Phillip, and his brother and sister in Cleveland Park. The Georgetown Day School student loves Batman, just saw Avengers: Endgame in theaters, and says his favorite super villain is the Joker.

May 15, 2019

10-Year-Old DC Boy Premieres Movie With Help From Make-A-Wish


A D.C. boy's dream to produce and direct his own movie has come true — and he's only 10 years old. Mason Bronner put his imagination to work to create an entire world of characters and stories while he spent countless hours battling leukemia at Children's National.

May 14, 2019

10-Year-Old Directs 1st Movie Thanks to Make-A-Wish


Mason Bronner first dreamed up his movie while undergoing cancer treatment in the hospital. Thanks to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, he was able to take his vision for 'The Fallen' and bring it to the big screen.

May 14, 2019

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic celebrates chapter’s 10,000th wish


Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic is proud to celebrate the chapter’s 10,000th wish – Mason’s movie wish!

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