Performance by The Fray Co-Founders to Benefit Make-A-Wish Colorado

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Submitted by mike on Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:51 pm

A special performance by Joe King and Isaac Slade is set for Friday, February 23, 2018 during the Make-A-Wish® Colorado’s Wish Night at the Hyatt Regency Denver Colorado Convention Center. The former Denver schoolmates earned worldwide acclaim after forming The Fray, a pop rock band, in 2002.

In 2005, The Fray released their double platinum debut album, “How to Save A Life.”  Their first single, Over My Head (Cable Car),” was a Top Ten hit in the United States, but it was their second single, "How to Save a Life,” that brought the band international recognition. The group’s self-titled second album, released in 2009, received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2010. Other albums from the Fray include “Scars & Stories” (2012), “Helios” (2014) and “Through the Years: The Best of Fray” (2016).

Wish Night will also feature musical and dance performances by Wish Kids, including a duet joining 18-year-old Kenna with The Fray’s King. Eight-year-old Gabby, who is battling leukemia and wishes to be famous, will be in the spotlight when Make-A-Wish Colorado provides a glimpse into the magical journey of granting a wish, from the creativity and dedication that goes into planning its fulfillment to the amazing magic community members make happen behind the scenes. At the end of the journey, Gabby will take the stage to introduce the performance of King and Slade.

The annual fundraising evening of Make-A-Wish Colorado, Wish Night honors individuals and organizations that help the nonprofit share the power of a wish®. The event will conclude with an intimate acoustic set by Joe King and Isaac Slade. Tickets for Wish Night are available online at wish2018.gesture.com or by calling 303-750-9474.

About Make-A-Wish Colorado

Founded in 1983 as one of the earliest Make-A-Wish chapters, Make-A-Wish® Colorado (http://colorado.wish.org/about-us) is celebrating its 35th anniversary as part of the largest wish-granting organization in the world, with 62 chapters in the United States and 40 international affiliates serving 50 countries. More than 5,000 wishes have been granted to Colorado children. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness, which may improve their quality of life and produce better health outcomes. To qualify for a wish, a child with a critical illness must be older than 2 1/2 years and younger than 18 (at the time of referral) and must not have received a wish from another wish-granting organization.

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