Dec 11, 2013
Walasia Vinson of Shelby was the "Wish Child" for Macy's Believe Day on December 6th. She collected thousands of letters to Santa, addressed to the North Pole, she took on that day. For every letter, Macy's donated $2 to Make-A-Wish.
This morning on Larry’s Look, we met this Walasia, who’s a 13-year-old cancer survivor. She actually said that she didn’t ask Santa for anything. Her reply: “I have everything, a loving family and God on my side.”
Nov 17, 2013
A Triad boy's wish to be a pirate at DisneyWorld came true Saturday at Walk For Wishes, held by Make-A-Wish.
6-year-old Benjamin, who has a skeletal malformation, was presented his wish by local pirates after the walk. Twin CIty Stage volunteered actors, costumes and props to help with the presentation.
Nov 16, 2013
Mae-Li Helms, 6, 'dances' with Prince Adam from 'Beauty and the Beast,' played by UNC Asheville drama major Jacob Williams. The girl, who suffers from a progressive muscular disease, learned Saturday she's getting a trip to Disney World from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Nov 12, 2013
Lake Norman resident Robin Smith-Salzman has reached out to the community, and the response was overwhelming. As a W.I.S.H. Society nominee, Robin was asked to raise $6,000 to fund the wish of a local child, but pledged to raise enough funds to grant over three wishes.
Oct 30, 2013
UNC Asheville’s Drama Department is mobilizing to help fulfill the wish of an area 6-year-old with a degenerative disease. Jacob Williams, a drama major, will play the role of The Prince from "Beauty and the Beast" and present the young girl with a royal proclamation giving her a trip to Disney World.
Oct 19, 2013
Greensboro-based Icon Advisory Group raised $6,000 for a Make-a-Wish trip for a high school valedictorian with leukocyte adhesion deficiency.
Oct 15, 2013
In the past I have been able to work with a charity benefiting chronically disabled and terminally ill children, much like Make A Wish and I’m eager to have this unique opportunity to help. If I’m able to bring a little fun, laughter, and some love to these extraordinary, brave, and extra special children, than that is a job I’m proud to have.
Oct 14, 2013
Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC will host Charlotte’s fifth Walk for Wishes noncompetitive 5K the morning of Nov. 9 at the zMax Dragway in Concord.
Walkers will have the opportunity to walk on the dragway while raising awareness and funds to help grant the wishes of local children suffering from life-threatening conditions.
Oct 01, 2013
Little Ones Magazine
If there is one thing 8-year-old Jack knows, it's football, particularly Charlotte's own Carolina Panthers. He's been coaching his classmates on the playground since first grade, and he'll be the first to tell you watching football helped improve his math.
Sep 26, 2013
Drug Store News
On Saturday, Harris Teeter will make a $75,000 donation to Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina at the start of the Andrew Roby’s annual “Pitchin' for Wishes” Cornhole Tournament at Freedom Park, the grocer announced. The money was raised through Harris Teeter vendors who will participate in a cornhole tournament hosted by Harris Teeter on Friday.