SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A Scarsdale family is honoring the memory of their late daughter at an event to benefit the Hudson Valley chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Jessica and Jason Anthony will once again honor their daughter Kaitlyn’s memory on Saturday, April 2, at the third “Making Wishes Come True” fundraiser in White Plains as they continue raising money for “ Kaitlyn’s Wish ,” the charity named in the spirit of their daughter.
Kaitlyn Anthony passed away in 2008 as a 4-year-old due to complications from Marfan Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Before she passed, her wish was to meet the princesses at Disney World, which was granted by the Hudson Valley Make-A-Wish Foundation, complete with luggage, a limo, airfare and presents each day of her visit to Florida.
“Jessica and I are committed to working with Make-A-Wish to raise money and allow other children in our local area the same opportunity that Kaitlyn had,” said Jason Anthony. “Giving hope matters and a wish is a turning point for so many kids.”
Since the inception of “ Kaitlyn’s Wish ,” the inspiring parents have raised more than $185,000 for the organization, while helping to grant more than two dozen wishes for children in the Hudson Valley.
“We are so grateful for the continuing outpouring support and generosity in honor of our daughter Kaitlyn,” said Jessica Anthony. “Kaitlyn’s spirit lives on in each and every child who has experienced the power of a wish and helping bring that same feeling to other little prince and princesses brings us a sense of peace and comfort.”
The “Making Wishes Come True” fundraiser will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at The Coliseum in White Plains, complete with food, beverages, a life silent auction and dancing. Those interested in helping the cause can do so at the