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Sep 18, 2019

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A Selfless Donation Results In A Dream Honeymoon

The Points Guys

Bone marrow buddies for life! Wish kid Jack uses his wish to send his sister, who donated the marrow that saved his life, on the honeymoon of her dreams.

Aug 28, 2019


Providence Country Club Raised Money for Make-A-Wish


The Providence Country Club Member-Guest Tennis Tournament in Charlotte raised money for Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC. The group was hoping to raise $18,000 but they actually raised $36,000, making them able to grant six wishes!

May 21, 2019


Community Calendar - Trailblaze Challenge

Greensboro News & Record

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina's Trailblaze Challenge is happening Oct. 11-13. Don't miss out on this life-changing 28.3 mile hike where participants tackle the terrain of the Foothills Trail and raise funds for a good cause.

May 14, 2019

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Girl uses her Make-a-Wish to give gifts to hospital

Fox 46

Gracelyn, a 9-year-old with kidney disease, uses her Make-A-Wish opportunity to shop for kids just like her staying at Levine Children's Hospital.

May 14, 2019

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Make A Wish kid uses wish to give to others like her


Nine-year-old Gracelyn knew right away what she wanted for her special wish day. She wanted to go up and down the aisles of Target to pick up toys not only for herself but also for the other kids at Levine Children's Hospital.

May 10, 2019

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Buncombe County Sergeant Prepares for Hike


Every step leads to a priceless payoff as Buncombe County Sheriff's sergeant prepares for grueling hike to raise money for Make-A-Wish.

May 07, 2019

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Waynesville boy tackles trek for Make-a-Wish

The Mountaineer

Burress, a sixth-grader at Waynesville Middle School, is taking part in the Make-A-Wish Foundation Trailblaze Challenge, a grueling slog along the Foothills Trail through Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina to raise money for the non-profit. Hear how he trained and fundraised to make it all happen!

May 05, 2019


Noah Epps inspires with life journey

Statesville Record & Landmark

Wish kid Noah is living proof that wishes do come true. Noah’s dream was to meet his idol Mickey Mouse. He was able to do that and more with a trip of a lifetime to Disney World.

Apr 26, 2019


Megan Edney granted a dream come true

Blue Ridge Now

Following a heart transplant last year, 14-year-old Megan will soon have her wish granted. Megan's wish is to meet internet celebrities The Dolan Twins. “I just really like their videos,” Megan said. “They do funny stuff and it makes me laugh when I feel down.”

Apr 22, 2019


Health Happenings - Kentucky Derby Classic

Greensboro News & Record

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina will host its annual Kentucky Derby Classic from 3 to 7 p.m. May 4 at High Caliber Stables, 8506 Cedar Hollow Road in Greensboro. General admission is $150.

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Charlotte, NC 28203
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