Wheeler Clinic hosts its second annual Evening of Wonder at the Marriott Hartford Downtown on October 13, 2012, starting at 6:30 p.m., to celebrate hope, healing and transformation in the lives of children, adolescents, adults and families. Jake Biscoglio, vice president, Cigna, and Wheeler trustee, is the event chair. Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman is Honorary Chair, and Alison Morris, Fox CT News anchor, will serve as master of ceremonies.
“This event is a terrific opportunity to support Wheeler’s work in the community,” said Biscoglio. “We encourage others to get involved and be a part of Wheeler’s mission to foster positive change.”
“An Evening of Wonder is a great way for individuals and businesses to celebrate positive change in the community and support Wheeler’s programs and services,” said Susan Walkama, LCSW, president and chief executive officer, Wheeler Clinic. “The enthusiastic commitment of our event sponsors, volunteers and the community helps us to continue to provide the most advanced behavioral health care available to thousands of individuals and families in the greater Hartford region.”
An Evening of Wonder features dinner, lively entertainment from rhythm and blues artist Timmy Maia and his band, and silent and live auctions. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m., and dinner and the live auction start at 7:30 p.m., with dancing to follow.
Aetna is the Presenting Sponsor for An Evening of Wonder. The proceeds from An Evening of Wonder support Wheeler’s continued efforts to foster positive change in the lives of individuals, families and communities.
Last year's event raised nearly $70,000 for the individuals and families in Wheeler’s care. For information about sponsorship, donating an auction item, or to register for this event, visit http://give.wheelerclinic.org/Gala2012, or contact Jennifer McHale at 860.224.6375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Wheeler Clinic:
Wheeler Clinic, founded in 1968, is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based organization that provides a comprehensive continuum of mental health and substance abuse recovery services, child welfare, special education, early childhood, community justice, foster care, employee assistance and prevention and wellness programs. The clinic serves more than 30,000 children, adolescents and adults in Connecticut each year. Visit www.wheelerclinic.org.