To grant wishes to children suffering from life threatening illnesses.
The Year of the Social Worker
For the 19th anniversary of granting wishes to children suffering from life threatening illnesses, the Carlito's Wish Foundation chose to mark this year's
Annual Dinner Dance & Award Ceremony
with noted appreciation for the contributions that the social workers who work tirelessly with members to make wish granting possible each year.
BE THE VESSEL (exerpt)
The beauty and strength of the social work profession is that it affords many opportunities to create change. Therefore, it is critically important that we uphold the ethics of our profession in addition to the unwavering commitment to promote social justice, social welfare and social change. ~~Dr. Keneca Boyce
This year's Annual Dinner Dance was led by Mistress of Ceremonies, Keneca Boyce, Ph.D., LMSW, a social worker herself.
The Carlito's Wish Foundation
Mariela Herrera-Cifeli Social Worker at UMDNJ Eric B.Chandler Health Center
Adelina de Rodríguez Director of Social Services at Hospital del Niño in
Yana Pennant, LMSW Social Worker / Care Coordinator at the
Among the performers that night was power house singer, Felina Backer of Making the Impossible Possible, Inc. and
El Grupo Gucumatz de la Casa Cultura de Guatemala en Nueva York
who performed in honor of 2013 Mariela Herrera-Cifeli, a native from Guatemala.
CWF Treasurer, Elena Pascal with Malik White
CWF Wish Recipient-Mac Notebook
May 20, 2013