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Monaco’s ‘Night of 100 Stars’ Delivers Hope and Funds for Children to “Make A Wish”

On the evening of June 17, 2024, the Mediterranean Garden at the Monaco Bay Hotel became a glittering hotspot as international celebrities and distinguished Monégasques gathered for a noble cause. The occasion was in support of Make-A-Wish International. This charity event, held in collaboration with the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, aimed to raise funds to grant wishes for children with critical illnesses worldwide. With donations continuing to pour in, the charity has proudly announced that the event surpassed its fundraising goal.

The “Night of 100 Stars” was co-hosted by Maxime Dereymez, the winner of Dancing with the Stars France, and model and TV personality, Victoria Silvstedt. The evening featured a captivating performance by Nade, who was a standout contestant from The Voice France 2023. Among the notable attendees were Princesses Carolina and Chiara Bourbon of the Two Sicilies, the cast of Little House on the Prairie, Ben Vereen, and Cathy Guetta.

Luciano Manzo, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish International, expressed the event’s significance: “Night of 100 Stars is more than just an event; it represents a beacon of hope for the children and families we serve. Critical illness can steal the joy of childhood, but a wish-come-true has the power to restore it. Everyone present tonight is contributing to granting life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses.”

He continued, “This evening is about creating moments of joy and inspiration ….which granted over 19,500 wishes last year.”

“We are excited to offer a platform where glamour meets giving back. This will truly be a night to remember, and we look forward to celebrating the generosity at the heart of our community,” added event co-host, Victoria Silvstedt.

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Laurent Puons, CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival had also added, “….we also shine a light on the positive impact our industry can have on the lives of others. With this event, we are delighted to support Make-A-Wish International and to help grant wishes to children around the world who are living with critical illnesses.”

And event co-host, Victoria Silvstedt enthused:

“We are excited to offer a platform where glamour meets giving back …we look forward to celebrating the generosity at the heart of our community,”

For children with critical illnesses , joy, play and learning are crushed by worry, treatment and pain and their dreams for the future fade. A wish has the power to restore childhood, to show the child a life full of possibilities and encourage them to dream of the future. To grant these wishes it needs the support of people like you.

To contribute to Make-A-Wish International, donations can be made at

The Monaco event is contributing to Make-A-Wish International’s new challenge: to double the number of wishes fulfilled by 2030. Imagine, since its inception,more than 550,000 wishes have been granted and sometimes over 35,000 wishes in a single year. How wonderful it would be if that could be 50,000.

Complex wishes and simple wishes … whatever it takes the Make-A-Wish movement is there to help.

There was a young boy in Canada who wanted to be Prime Minister for a week. The Canadian Parliament had a special session to nominate this little boy as Prime Minister, while Justin Trudeau sat on the other side of the desk for a week. As you can imagine, this made the press and that type of wish takes a lot of work, networks, contacts and moral suasion.
There are also very simple wishes that the press has picked up on too… a girl in India who wished to have a tablet. Asked if she wanted to play with the tablet, she had responded that. No she was going study because she had spent too much time away from school.

Help make a Wish for a sick child come true!

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