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Jul 11, 2017

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Symmetry Raises Donations for Make-A-Wish in 2017 Trailblaze Challenge

Insurance News Net

Symmetry Financial Group staff members participated in the Trailblaze Challenge hosted by Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina on May 20th, 2017. The Symmetry Team raised over $28,000 in donations for the nonprofit organization during the one day event.

Jul 09, 2017

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Make-A-Wish kids star in superhero film

Gaston Gazette

A beautiful day on Main Street took a turn Sunday morning when a thieving gang of henchmen cracked open the safe of the old Wells Fargo Bank. But just as the criminals began their getaway, the heist was foiled by the crime-fighting superhero team of Lobsterman and Master Builder. Lobsterman and Master Builder, are 5-year-old wish kid Jackson, of Lincolnton, and 8-year-old wish kid Joell, of Charlotte.

Jul 02, 2017


10th Annual Pitchin for Wishes Cornhole Tourney Coming Soon

WBT Charlotte's News Talk

On this Sunday’s episode of “At Home with Roby”, Trent and Patrick share details about Andrew Roby and Harris Teeter’s 10th annual Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tourney coming up on Saturday, September 16th at Freedom Park to raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina.

Jun 29, 2017


Sarah wishes for a Disney dream vacation

The Archdale-Trinity News

Braxton Craven student and wish kid Sarah was surprised on her last day of school when she caught sight of a giant Disney-esque banner bearing her name on display in the gym, revealing her wish has been granted!

Jun 14, 2017


Greg Olsen makes wish come true

The Panthers added a new tight end shortly before they kicked off their three-day minicamp Tuesday morning. Thanks to Make-A-Wish, 17-year-old Foster Hale of Indian Trail, N.C. spent the day with Greg Olsen.

Jun 14, 2017


Foster's wish becomes reality

An inside look at Foster's special day with Greg Olsen in the locker room, on the practice field and in the meeting room.

Jun 14, 2017


Starbucks makes moment of connection possible for teen with cancer

Starbucks Newsroom

Aubrey's wish took her to Seattle where she visited the Starbucks corporate headquarters, participated in a tasting in the cupping room, and received her very own Starbucks green apron, embroidered with her name on it!

Jun 09, 2017

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GRADUATION 2017: Cancer was not an obstacle

Salisbury Post

Cancer survivor and 2007 wish alum Cierra is preparing to graduate from South Rowan High School.

Jun 02, 2017


Make-A-Wish solicita ‘hacedores’ de sueños

Hola Noticias

Con la población latina creciendo en las Carolinas, Make-A-Wish necesita más voluntarios bilingües que estén dispuestos en convertirse en ‘hacedores de sueños’, una responsabilidad llena de satisfacciones que ayuda a que un pequeño con una enfermedad terminal o con estado de salud crítico viva una experiencia humana con esperanza fortaleza y alegría.

Apr 08, 2017

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Man pays it forward by participating in 28-mile hike to benefit Make-A-Wish


One wish alum, along with dozens of other participants in the mountains, are hiking 28 miles in one day to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation with the Trailblaze Challenge.

Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
217 E. Tremont Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 339-0334
Toll Free (877) 677-9474