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Mar 30, 2020


Make-A-Wish Postpones Wishes and Events

Greensboro News & Record

Due to COVID-19, Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina has postponed all wish travel, as well as wish kid participation in all Make-A-Wish activities and events that involve large gatherings, until further notice.

Mar 28, 2020

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Wishes delayed: COVID-19 forces Charlotte area kids to wait

The Charlotte Observer

Travel restrictions because of COVID-19 have postponed trips for wish kids. Billy Leonard's daughters Savannah, 13, and Tallulah, 10, are both waiting for wishes and Savannah's trip to Paris was postponed.

Mar 03, 2020

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Symmetry Financial Group Receives Dale Jr. Indomitable Spirit Award

PR Newswire

Symmetry Financial Group, the leading insurance marketing organization in the country, announced that it was the 2020 recipient of the Dale Jr. Indomitable Spirit Award presented by Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina.

Dec 20, 2019

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Kids celebrating raising $7,000 for Make-A-Wish


Preschools all over North Carolina worked together to raise thousands for Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina. From selling cookies to hosting an art auction, all 10 of Chesterbrook Academy’s preschools worked hard for donations.

Dec 14, 2019

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Butler High School Students Getting Results for Make-A-Wish

Fox 46

Butler High School students talk about how they're raising money for Make-A-Wish

Oct 10, 2019


2 Wish Kids Join Thousands of Fans in London for Panthers Game


The Carolina Panthers are headed to London for the NFL International Series game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and 2 Make-A-Wish kids are taking the flight!

Oct 09, 2019


Carolina Panthers Make 2 Young Fans Wishes Come True

ABC 11

The Carolina Panthers surprise 9-year-old Cale and 15-year-old Jared with tickets to see the team's first international game in franchise history in London.

Oct 01, 2019

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Grueling Journey Helps Critically Ill Children Have Special One


A team of four is preparing for the Trailblaze Challenge in honor of wish kid Olivia, who passed away following a second heart transplant.

Sep 21, 2019


Teen Donates Make-A-Wish Trip to Newly Engaged Sister

FOX 46 Charlotte

A 19-year-old who received a life-saving bone marrow transplant from his sister decided to give back to her by donating his Make-A-Wish trip to her and her new fiancée.

Sep 18, 2019

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A Sister Gives her Little Brother a Life-Saving Gift


This sister gave her little brother a life-saving gift when she donated her bone marrow to him. Now, he's giving her a special surprise gift to say a heartfelt thank you.

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