Each year, the Columbus community gathers to celebrate Christine’s legacy with one of the best Christmas concerts in central Ohio. The concert features accomplished pianist and singer Mark King, the Wilsons’ neighbor and an associate professor of radiology at OSU, among other local talents.
A Concert with a Cause
While Christine’s Christmas brings joy each year to those who attend the concert, its incredible impact extends well beyond the concert hall. To date, the event has raised more than $750,000 for children’s charities, bringing Christine’s spirit of giving to life.
According to King, the word “concert” does not do justice to the event. “It’s more of a story told through a variety of songs,” he says. “Ultimately, it’s about how one person’s life can affect so many.”
In 2016, Christine’s dream of impacting the lives of children will enter into a new phase where the event will benefit Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, an organization that grants wishes to local children battling life-threatening medical conditions. A granted wish leaves a powerful and lasting impact on kids, families and communities. In fact, three out of four parents say the wish experience marked a turning point in their children’s fight against their illness.
Through this year’s event, we hope to raise at least $120,000 to grant life-changing wishes for children in central Ohio. Please consider joining us on December 10 for an evening of music, celebration and joy!