PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Make-A-Wish held its Wine and Wishes event on Friday night at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence.

12 News Meteorologist Michelle Muscatello was the emcee at the event, which featured locally made wine, craft beer and spirits, and a silent auction.

Wish mom and military veteran Jazz Krebs spoke at “Wine and Wishes” about her daughter, Rosemary’s journey with cancer and the impact that the wish experience had on her. “[While Rosemary was sick], I spent a lot of time thinking about gratitude. I am…full of gratitude to Make-A-Wish, for teaching us how to celebrate life.”

The event raised more than $180,000  with all of the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Rhode Island and Massachusetts, which creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The organization will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2023. Learn more at massri.wish.org.