Charlottesville, Virginia’s The Daily Progress has a great write-up about magician Wes Iseli’s quest to perform 72 magic shows in a row to raise awareness and funds for the Children’s Miracle Network.
He will be at the Walmart in Ruckersville performing his “24 Hours of Magic” beginning next Tuesday at 10 a.m.
“I will be there for 24 hours. Come before work, come after work, come during your lunch break. Come and watch for a few minutes and throw some loose change in the bucket to help a good cause.”
This is the eighth annual magic marathon and a great way to start the holiday season.
“One year a cop pulled up late at night and asked me what I was doing out there on the sidewalk,” Mr. Iseli said. “I explained that I was doing a 24-hour magic show, and I did a couple of tricks.
“The cop spoke into his radio, ‘Bob, you have to see this.’ Before I knew it, there were 12 police cars around me. There wasn’t anything going on at that time of night, so I did my show, and they stayed for about an hour. It was a blast.
“This is by far one of my favorite events each year,” Mr. Iseli said. “The fact that I can use my love for magic to help these kids is just awesome.”
“The University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, with the help of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, is able to provide high-quality care for children in Central Virginia and beyond,” said Ryan Lightner, the Children’s Miracle Network program coordinator at UVa. “For eight years now, Wes has been a great advocate for us with his 24 Hours of Magic, and we look forward to working with him for many years to come.”
Check out Mr. Iseli’s website at: www.wesiseli.com