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Make-A-Wish Central New York Announces 2012 Signature Event Chairs


March 13, 2012


Syracuse, NY

Syracuse, N.Y.– March 13, 2012 - Debbie Simon, event manager for Make-A-Wish® Central New York, announced today the Chairs for the organization’s 2012 events. These important individuals will help organize some of Make-A-Wish Central New York’s most essential fundraising walks, golf tournaments and signature events.Debbie

The Southern Tier Walk/Run for Wishes on April 28, 2012 is being chaired by Chris Pilotti of Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP. The Tiffany Heitkamp Walk for Wishes on May 5, 2012 is being chaired by Elise Ginkel of C&S Companies.

The Onondaga Beverage/A.L. George Make-A-Wish Open on June 4, 2012 is being chaired by Tonya Orcutt of Bright House Networks and co-chaired by Michele Hunt of Time Warner Cable. The Nelcorp Make-A-Wish Open on June 11, 2012 is being chaired by Sylvia Zampi of United Healthcare.

The Sugarman Law Firm Wish Ball on September 8 is being chaired by Heather Berry of Sugarman Law Firm; co-chaired by Jenni Gillette of Fayetteville-Manlius School District; and serving as honorary chair, Jennifer Snyder of Terax Hair Care. The Ms. Orange Fan Luncheon on October 28, 2012 is being chaired by Wanda Michalski of United Radio and co-chaired by Nicole Heath of Central Square School District.

Schedule of 2012 Events for Make-A-Wish® Central New York:

  • Southern Tier Walk/Run For Wishes
  • 9 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012
    Mac Arthur Park, Binghamton
    Register: or (315) 475-9474
  • Tiffany Heitkamp Walk for Wishes
  • 10 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2012
    SRC Arena, Onondaga Community College
    Register: or (315) 475-9474
  • Onondaga Beverage/A.L. George Make-A-Wish Open
  • 12 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2012
    Bellevue Country Club, Syracuse, N.Y.
    Register: (315) 475-9474
  • Nelcorp Make-A-Wish Open
  • 12 p.m., Mon, June 11, 2012
    Traditions at the Glen, Johnson City, N.Y.
    Register: (315) 475-9474
  • Sugarman Law Firm Wish Ball
  • 6:30 p.m., September 8, 2012
    OnCenter, Syracuse, N.Y.
    Register: (315) 475-9474
  • Ms. Orange Fan Luncheon
  • 10:30 a.m., October 28, 2012
    OnCenter, Syracuse, N.Y.
    Register: (315) 475-9474

If you have any questions about event information or registration, please contact Debbie Simon at or by phone at (315) 475-9474.

Incorporated in 1985, Make-A-Wish Central New York, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to granting special wishes to children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 who are living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Central New York has granted over 1300 Wishes since its inception. In granting a favorite wish, the Foundation strives to provide the wish child and family with extra-special memories of joy and laughter. A wish offers a welcome respite - a time for nothing, but fun!

Make-A-Wish® continues to “bring the magic of a wish” to special Central New York kids because of the generous support of the central New York Community both individuals and corporations throughout the fifteen county region it serves. The counties being served are: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins.

For more information on Make-A-Wish and to learn how you can become involved call (315) 475-WISH (9474) or (800) 846-WISH (9476) or Visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

Press Contact

Dyana Smolen
PR / Communications Manager
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY  13057

Phone : (315) 475-9474
Fax : (315) 475-9476

Make-A-Wish® Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive
East Syracuse, NY 13057
(315) 475-9474
Toll Free (800) 846-9474