The Miracles & Magic Foundation is an organization that provides life experiences to children who are currently fighting life-threatening illnesses. At the heart of Miracles & Magic is a comedy magic and illusion show. It features the best magicians in the world coming together to help these children and their families forget, if only for a few hours, about the shots, hospital beds, treatments and other daily challenges they face. Instead, they experience the wonder, laughter and emotion of the magic and entertainers.
How We Got Started
The idea of Miracles & Magic was inspired by a chance meeting in a hospital when Jon Petz, a corporate magician and keynote speaker, was asked to perform for a child fighting a horrible illness. The result of that experience led Jon and his wife Stacey to find ways to share that magical experience in addition to raising funds to aid their recovery efforts.
Miracles & Magic began in 2002 in High School Theater in Dublin, Ohio. We were fortunate to provide a couple hundred children and their families to a wonderful show. Since that first show, the event has grown, expanded to new cities, added a Friday night opening party event and in total raised nearly $1,500,000. These funds raised have been through amazing sponsors and donors along with public ticket sales for the shows.
Why We Are Here
Our hope and plan is to continue to be able to provide life experiences for children fighting a life threatening illness along with their family members.
Who We Support
Miracles and Magic supports many causes by donating funds.
These have included:
A Kid Again
James Cancer Hospital
Children’s Miracle Network
American Diabetes Association
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Kosher Children’s Hospital
The benefactor of the 2016 Columbus show is Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It will be donated to the “Family Services” team in order to directly impact the life experiences of children today.