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May 12, 2015


Gatlinburg couple hikes to raise money for Make A Wish

WVLT Local 8

A Gatlinburg couple hopes to raise thousands of dollars for Make A Wish through hiking the Appalachian Trail.

May 04, 2015

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Dad Hikes 28.3 Miles To Honor Son


On May 9, Price will be hiking 28.3 miles across the Appalachian Foothills Trail from North Carolina, through South Carolina and into Georgia. The trek is part of the Trailblaze Challenge, which benefits Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina.

May 01, 2015


Make A Wish Kentucky Derby Fundraiser Is A Must Do


Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina is hosting their second annual Kentucky Derby Classic on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at High Caliber Stables in Greensboro, NC.

May 01, 2015


Reunited, Against All Odds

The Meredith Viera Show

Wish kid Mae is reunited with her best friend from China.

Apr 29, 2015


A rare look at brave 6-year-old dancing through cancer


It is a rare look into the tough stuff – a 6 year old battling cancer. Braylon is often smiling, giggling, dancing. He gets through his chemo treatments at a dance party every Friday.

Apr 28, 2015

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6 Year Old Cancer Patient Becomes Zookeeper for a Day

Time Warner Cable News

A 6-year-old cancer patient from the Triad was all smiles Tuesday, as his wish came true at the North Carolina Zoo.

Apr 28, 2015


NC zoo to fulfill wish of boy battling cancer

WCNC Charlotte

The North Carolina Zoo will make a wish come true for a little boy battling cancer on Tuesday.

Apr 28, 2015


NC Zoo Fulfills Wish of Winston-Salem Boy Battling Cancer


Parker loves animals and wants to become a zookeeper - so the Make-A-Wish Central and Western N.C. is making it happen.

Apr 28, 2015


Winston-Salem child gets wish to be zookeeper for a day


A youngster from North Carolina who wants to be a zookeeper when he grows up is getting a wish come true.

Apr 28, 2015


Winston-Salem boy's wish to be a zookeeper granted

Winston-Salem Journal

Parker got a peek behind the scenes at the North Carolina Zoo on Tuesday when he became zookeeper for a day thanks to Make-A-Wish.

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