Band Aid Bash


Thank you to those who were able to join us at FWD Day + Nightclub on Saturday, June 10th to help us celebrate three decades of MedWish during our annual fundraising event!

Celebrate 30 years of MedWish!

Since our inception in 1993, we have served 116 countries, reduced waste for a healthier planet, engaged thousands of local volunteers, and impacted millions of lives around the world.

Our goal for this special evening was to celebrate MedWish International and highlight those who have been impacted by our mission to save lives and the environment over the last 30 years.

Special thanks to our musical guest:

digital program ads

To align with our mission, the program and ads were digital this year and displayed throughout the event. Take a look!

Meet Maya Shome

2023 Kayla N. Schwartz Award Recipient

Maya is a devoted MedWish volunteer. She and her mom Carla come to MedWish twice a week to sort supplies that support our humanitarian aid efforts and Alternative Recycling Program.

Maya is an eager and enthusiastic volunteer and we are so thankful for her dedication to our mission!

Congratulations Maya!

VOLUNTEER: Maya Shome pictured holding her award as MedWish International's 2023 Kayla N. Schwartz Award Recipient.

t-shirts available

Get your SPECIAL EDITION MedWish t-shirt! These shirts are available in TWO OPTIONS to choose from ranging from sizes XS - 4XL.


XS - 4XL

Medwish Mock-up 2
Medwish Hoodie Mock-up


XS - 2XL

Meet our Host Committee

Host Committee Co-Chairs

Valerie Henderson

Keely O'Bryan

Monica Ponsky

Host Committee

Francoise Adan
Wes & Krysta꙳ Alexinas
Rob Baer & Ashley꙳ Wilson Baer
Jerry Mizer & Jamie Belkin
Jessica Bloom
Jeff & Kathy Cohen
Bruno DeBellis & Betsy Werbel
Pep Llinas & Amy Dickenson
Darren & Brandy Dieleman
Javier꙳ & Cristina Echevarria
Rafid Fadul꙳ & Emily Thomas
Ann Louise Failinger
Larry & Bonnie Frankel
Eric & Debbie Friedman
Mark & Krissy Dietrich Gallagher

Prakash Ganesh꙳ & Rachel Pope
Afif & Lisa Ghannoum
Greg & Melanie Hall
Jerry & Tracy Hammer
Welles & Valerie꙳ Henderson
Jason & Meredith Hillman
Brennan꙳ & Liz Igoe
Douglas Katz
David Landever꙳ & Keely O'Bryan
Josh꙳ & Jill Miller
Rob & Julie Namy
Ken & Katie Outcalt
Joe & Lori Patterson
Jeff & Jackie Ponsky
Lee꙳ & Monica Ponsky
Todd & Diana Ponsky

Zac꙳ & Taryn Ponsky
Mark Johnson & Emily Quan꙳
Rakesh Ramachandran & Charu Ramanathan
Sheldon Rose꙳
Michael & Deb Rosen
David & Enid Rosenberg
Rob & Barrie Rosencrans
Ken Sable & Kim Ponsky Sable
Brandon Schwartz
Sara Shookman
Brian꙳ & Karen Smith
Bonnie Bickerstaff Ursetti
Elie Weiss & Sara Hurand
Elissa Wuliger
Michael꙳• & Cathy Zweig

꙳ MedWish Board Member
• Deceased

Special Thanks To Our Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

the ponsky family
seefried industrial properties

Cabana Sponsors

dickenson + llinas
the pattersons (1)

Global Sponsors

jack & esther goldberg
life for relief (30th)

valet Sponsor

davis auto group

Local Sponsors

J3 clothing
neurenberg paris
sps (1)
uuoo + umana (1)
whiting turner

Friends of MedWish

Akron Children's Hospital | Barbara & Barry Epstein | Barnes Wendling CPAs | Bradley Dumas | Brian & Karen Smith | Cheryl & Stuart Garson | Dave Landever & Keely O'Bryan | EMILY Quan & Mark Johnson | Enid & David Rosenberg | Howard & Linda Dickey-White | Independence Construction | Jerry Mizer & Jamie Belkin | Josh & Jill Miller | Lesley & Jonathan Kaye | Luis Katz | Mt. Sinai Health Foundation | Rob & Julie Namy | Terri & Archie Berk | Weisman Kennedy