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Renaissance Waterfront in Boston, MA

March 2020: BREAKING NEWS – new date for Night of Wonder

Dear Night of Wonder Guests,

With the health and safety of our supporters our top priority, and due to the growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus, we have rescheduled  Night of Wonder from  April 25th, 2020. The NEW date is DECEMBER 5, 2020. Our dedicated gala committee and staff are continuing to plan for an even more spectacular evening!

Thank you for your understanding and patience. We wish you all the best of health, and hope to see you December 5th!


WHAT: Held just once every two years, it’s time for NIGHT OF WONDER, PRF’s out-of-this-world signature gala & auction. PRF is making astronomical advances toward a cure for Progeria. You can help us get us there faster by supporting Night of Wonder.

WHO: Join hundreds of rocketeers for a night to remember!

WHEN: December 5th, 2020

WHERE:  Renaissance Waterfront in Boston.  Click here to book your room on line or call Central Reservations at 617-338-4111. We’ve got a special event rate of $169 per night – be sure to say you are with The Progeria Research Foundation group.  Reservations must be made by November 13, 2020 to receive the discounted rate; we suggest you check for on-line specials before booking through our event.

 ATTIRE:  Black tie optional


How your impact can be galactic:

Launch into the greatest party in town – purchase* tickets!
$225 participant, $325 benefactor, $175 young professional (under 30)

Shine bright as a corporate or individual Sponsor*!
Levels from $2,500 to $50,000 and all come with great “perks”! Click HERE to become a Sponsor.

Place an ad* in our stellar program book!
Ads range from $100 to $1,500.
Click HERE to purchase an Ad.

Donate an auction item! 
Sports tickets, 1-week vacations, VIP packages, concert boxes, one-of-a-kind experiences and more – our guests bid high and bid often!

To support Night of Wonder 2020 in any of these ways, you can send a check to: The Progeria Research Foundation, PO Box 3453, Peabody, MA  01961 OR, if making your contribution online, please click here.


Questions? Call 978-535-2594 or for more information.

This party is light years beyond your normal Saturday night routine with…

  • Super silent & live auctions of high-quality, unique items, with Auctioneer Extraordinaire Paul Zekos…
  • Festive food and cosmic cocktails…
  • After- party dancing and moon walking……And much, much more!


So get ready to SOAR to the CURE for Progeria!

Night of Wonder 2020 Committee

Mary Bellavance
Martha Holden

Kerry Collins
Tricia Flynn
Michael Gawronski
Catherine Gravel
Jean Johnson
Stephanie Johnson
Jodi Mitchell
Kim Paratore (PRF Board Liaison)
Victoria Robbin
Maura Smith 

DINNER COMMITTEE Debbie Mendelson Ponn (Chair)
Shannon & Ray Barnes
Mayor Ted & Andrea Bettencourt
Michele & Dennis Feld
Barbara & Burt Gordon
Debbie & Paul Michienzie
Marissa & Max Milbury
Robyn & Tom Milbury
Jeannine & Rob Nash

Brett Ponn
Hannah Belle Solomon



The Morrison Family

Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns
Debbie Mendelson Ponn

Alice & Lew Berns
Marlene & John Marozzi
Linda and Larry Mills
The Kraft Family &
New England Patriots

Tom O’Brien



Tricia & Bob Flynn
Audrey Gordon and Rich Reed
Barbara and Burt Gordon
Robyn & Tom Milbury

Melissa and Howard Tuttman

Alliance Glass Corp

Elovitz Family Fund

Martha & Chuck Holden

The Ledoux Family