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Magical auction lots at 3 Wishes

3 Wishes

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2013) – The 3 Wishes fundraiser is not only an extraordinary evening featuring celebrity chefs, outstanding cuisine and festive entertainment, but it will also include seven live auction lots that were specially designed for the over-the-top event.

The Nov. 8 event, benefiting Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida and Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida, will take place at the “Cave of Wonders” at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the River District of Fort Myers.

“We are honored and thrilled by the generous donors of these special auction items,” said Michele Eddy, co-chair of the second annual event. “This live auction will elevate our event and enable us to donate even more money to the three children’s charities.”

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida - Lee Memorial Health System - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida - Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida

Lot 1: Girls Just Want to Have Fun includes custom jewelry by Mark Loren Designs, a sunset cruise aboard Marine Max’s Sea Ray Sport Yacht, dinner for 10 hosted by Dr. John and Fran Fenning, tickets to the Ringling Wine Experience in Sarasota, designer goodie bags and more.

Lot 2: Extreme Makeover features three life-changing experiences including a nine-week personal makeover at Nuviva, a $7,500 room redesign and $30,000 in furnishings by conceptual artist and designer Dwayne Bergmann, plus a yard makeover by Stahlman-England.

Lot 3: Northern California Wine Exploration is a trip of a lifetime for two couples to Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley with accommodations in designer estates along with tours and tastings all arranged by the highly acclaimed Signature Vintner Cardinale, plus an evening in San Francisco.

Lot 4: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live like a rock star, including two tickets to the induction ceremony in New York City, a signed custom-framed guitar by Aerosmith, an autographed framed Rolling Stones album cover and hotel accommodations at The Plaza Hotel. Continue the experience when you return: a Devotion Vodka Party in your home with Cliff Williams of AC/DC and a motorcycle rider’s education course including helmets, riding boots, gloves and more.

Lot 5: Timeless Love Culinary Experience is a romantic culinary experience including five nights in Paris or Florence, GUCCI rolling luggage, a Cartier Trinity One bracelet and a sumptuous dinner for 10 in your home featuring the Spanish flair of Chef Gloria M. Jordan d’Cabral of La Trattoria Café Napoli, and more.

Lot 6: I Wish for a Magic Carpet Ride is a 2014 Audi A5 Cabriolet by Audi Jaguar Land Rover of Fort Myers.

Lot 7: I Dream of Jeannie & Dessert features a six-course dessert extravaganza in your home with TV Food Network Challenge star Chef Keegan Gerhard and Southwest Florida’s chocolate celebrity Norman Love.

Sponsors include Audi Fort Myers, Norman Love Confections, Dwayne Bergmann Designs, Cardinale, Eyetopian Optical, Chef Keegan Gerhard, Cartier, Planned Perfection, Mark Loren Designs, Palm Printing, Michele Eddy and Myers, Brettholtz & Company PA. Additional sponsors include Berne Davis, Northern Trust, Dr. Charles V. Klucka, Brodeur Carvell, Lipman Farms, Private Client Insurance Services, Future Aviation, Dr. John and Fran Fenning, Ultra Slim Florida, Heico Corporation, Scott Fischer Enterprises, Nuviva Medical Weight Loss, Alliance Financial, Edison Bank, First National Bank, Human Performance Longevity Center, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Jenn Sassi. Media sponsor is WZVN ABC-7 with morning news anchor Amy Sedlacek performing the duties of master of ceremonies.

For more information about 3 Wishes, contact co-chairs Michele Eddy at 239-450-2798 or Lori Sampson-Wilson at 239-850-6697.

Contact: Sharon Arnold, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, cell: 239-281-7624, sharon (at)