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Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina Hosts Its Annual Wish Ball


January 20, 2013



The sold-out event is set to raise significant funds for the organization

WHO:    Three hundred of Charlotte’s most elite will be in attendance at The Wells Fargo Wish Ball, Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina’s annual gala, to help raise money to grant the wishes of local children battling life-threatening medical conditions.  

 WHAT:  The Wells Fargo Wish Ball will include an elegant dinner featuring cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Bob Kalish and wines selected by Director of Wine Jeffrey Sigala.  Live music, dancing, silent and live auctions will also be highlights of the evening as guests mingle in the restaurant and a clear tent that will be set up in the green space behind the restaurant.  

The evening will include a Wish Reveal in which one very special little girl will be told by Disney princesses that her wish to go to Disney World is being granted.  There will also be a Wish Moment in which a former Wish Child and her father will talk about the positive impact a  wish had on their family while she was battling Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Most importantly, The Wells Fargo Wish Ball is an evening of charitable giving, set to raise more than $300,000 to grant the wishes of local children, thus adding hope, strength and joy to their lives.

WHERE:  Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
4725 Piedmont Row Drive #170 Charlotte, NC 28210

WHEN:  Friday, February 1, 2013  
Registration and Cocktail Hour:  6:30-7:30 p.m
Dinner, Wish Reveal, Live Auction, Wish Moment:  7:45 – 9 p.m.


  • Interview Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina representatives
  • Interview Wish children and their families
  • Visuals of a wish being revealed for the first time and the child’s reaction
  • Visuals of a father expressing to the crowd the impact a wish had on his family
  • Visuals of the community coming together in the upscale atmosphere of Del Frisco’s


Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. It is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories and 27 international affiliates on five continents. Make-A-Wish® Central and Western North Carolina serves 51 counties in North Carolina from Burlington (Alamance County) to the west. The chapter has granted more than 3,000

wishes since its inception in 1985 and has never turned down a wish for an eligible child. For more information, please visit or call 1-877-677-WISH.

Press Contact

Amy Brindley
1131 Harding Place
Charlotte, NC  28204

Phone : (704) 339-0334 x227
Fax : (704) 339-0335

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Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
1131 Harding Place
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 339-0334
Toll Free (877) 677-9474