ea4a9a2833293389a0173d7efc7d3829-1As the holidays approach, I take time to reflect on all the blessings in my life. The people I am lucky enough to call family and friends that share this journey with me and those I met along the way.

When I look in the rear-view mirror of my journey this past year I can see immense blessings and it fills me with joy. Yes, we all have tragedies and heartaches and feel broken at times, but we must move ahead and see the goodwill in the world that will help us through any tragedy or heartaches.

If only for a couple of moments each day, take a breath, reflect and recognize how fragile life is and how beautiful so much of it has been so far and what remains for us. What a present that would be, not only to yourself but to those who you are with because one of the greatest gifts you can share with others is a sense of your own peace and gratitude.

My wish for you this Holiday Season is to feel the warmth of love and kinship, the realization of all of your noble wishes and to celebrate life’s blessings.

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays

Mary Beth Iannarella

Girl Talk Marlton/The Wishwall Foundation



About 5 months after it began, The Wishwall Foundation made Girl Talk Marlton’s wish a reality. After seeing The Wishwall in Philadelphia, I reached out to The Celebrity Wishmaker Simonetta Lein sharing my wish of having The Wishwall in my hometown Marlton, and she decided to grant it.

611boi5ny2l-_sl250_On December 10th 2016 at the Evesham Library at approximately at 1:30 pm during a well-attended ceremony, the Wishwall in Marlton was dedicated in memory of Christina Grimmie and the first wishes were posted to the new Wishwall.

The beautiful dedication speech was given by Kailey Gaffney, a Cherokee High School Senior and leader in Girl Talk Marlton. Kailey went on to tell the crowd how Christina was her hero and how her music got her through many tough times. The library was packed with many people that brought their hopes and dreams as they waited to put wishes onto the new Wishwall.

Mark Grimmie posted the first wish. He wished for strength and support while continuing her legacy. Christina’s friends and family made a wish for Christina’s mom to meet Celine Dion, as she had tickets to go see her in May 2015 but had to cancel due to chemo treatments.

There were wishes of world peace, love, end to hunger, no more bullying, anti-violence, and a cure for cancer. Some wished for others such as a Xbox for the pediatric cancer unit at CHOP hospital for the older children, or a service dog for their sister. Some wished for themselves to find peace and serenity in their home, a transportation vehicle for their community outreach program to be able to help others, and even more art in the schools. I myself added a wish for Girl Talk Marlton to have a psychical “home base” where the girls can hang out and meet up here in Marlton and call our own. So many beautiful wishes and the above was only a small sampling of what amazing wishes were received.

image17The Wishwall Foundation now has a huge task in front of them as they read through all the wishes that were submitted. And I want to thank everyone that has helped this wish to become a reality. Stay tuned to see all the wonderful things yet to come from The Wishwall Foundation.

Mary Beth Iannarella

Girl Talk Marlton/The Wishwall Foundation



The WISHWALL FOUNDATION comes to Marlton NJ this Saturday, Dec 10th from 12:30-4:30PM and all are welcomed to attend.

Go ahead, make a wish…If you were given the opportunity to have just one meaningful wish granted for you or someone special what would it be? Come to the new Wishwall event in Marlton, NJ this Saturday, December 10th and give your dreams a chance-for free!

All wishes posted during our event will be eligible to come true!

Girl Talk Marlton is a local chapter of the nonprofit international mentoring program for girls ages 10-18- Girl Talk Inc. & The Wishwall Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization and social community (, invites all to come post their meaningful wishes, for themselves or someone special, on the NEW and 2nd physical wishwall during our FREE fun event.

During our spectacular event, there will be entertainment, local celebrities, DJ,  food, vendors, door prizes and fun for all. All wishes posted during our event are eligible to come true!

611boi5ny2l-_sl250_It was my wish to have the Wishwall come to our town of Marlton after seeing our town suffer a major heartbreak when our hometown superstar Christina Grimmie was taken from us 6 months ago, in a horrific act of violence. After watching a segment on Fox 29 news, I called Simonetta Lein, the Wishmaker and asked her to teamed up with Girl Talk Marlton, my nonprofit mentoring chapter to make this wish in our community come true.

Now, here we are…. countdown to my wish coming true. Will you be there? Will you please join in my wish? I invite you to be a part of this special event and make my heart overflow with joy.

After this event, The Wishwall Mural will be displayed permanently in the library and represent a clear message of hope and peace against violence and hate in the world. This is Girl Talk Marlton’s way of giving back to the local community while helping to promote a positive goodwill movement that we feel strongly about.

Give your dreams a chance!

If you would like more information about the event, sponsorship, or donations, please email or visit or visit the online Wishwall

*Wishes will also be accepted Sun.Dec.11th 1-5pm*

**Event not affiliated with Evesham library**

Mary Beth Iannarella

Girl Talk Marlton/The Wishwall Foundation