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Mar 01, 2015

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Wish Ball Photo Gallery

Society Charlotte

View photos from our 2015 Wish Ball, hosted on January 30 at the Westin Charlotte.

Feb 27, 2015

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2 Lake Wylie couples making 28-mile hike for Make-A-Wish

Lake Wylie Pilot

Two Lake Wylie couples are taking to the trail to help make wishes come true.

Feb 27, 2015


Former Orphans Find Each Other Again Due To Their Rare Disease

People Magazine

Abandoned as toddlers, two little girls who called each other "Meng Meng" and Xi Xi, pronounced, "Sing Sing," spent their first years of life in an orphanage in southern China. They became the best of friends, each a lifeline for the other in a lonely place.

Feb 21, 2015


Cam Newton mourns death of NC teen he met through Make-A-Wish

Sporting News

Cam Newton first met North Carolina teen Matthew Bailey through Make-A-Wish last spring after he learned that throwing a football with him was on his bucket list of top ten things to do.

Feb 18, 2015


A Stoneville Boy Gets His Wish

Speaking Up & Out 

Wish kid Zach learns his with to go to a WWE PPV event is coming true.

Feb 17, 2015


Make-A-Wish gives teen cancer survivor a tour of John Deere Harvester


The Quad Cities welcomed a 17 year old cancer survivor today, Olin Austin and his family from North Carolina.

Feb 13, 2015


Tega Cay man taking a hike to makes wishes come true

Fort Mill Times

Dan Morris of Tega Cay pledged to raise $2,500 to participate in the Trailblaze Challenge. Money raised help the Central and Western North Carolina chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation make the dreams of children with life-threatening medical conditions come true.

Jan 31, 2015


Make-A-Wish grants NC boy's wish to go to Super Bowl

Fox 8

A 16-year-old North Carolina teenager and his family will be going to the Super Bowl, thanks to Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC.

Jan 30, 2015


Local boy's wish to go to Super Bowl granted


A 16-year-old local teen Austin Edwards and his family will be going to the Super Bowl to see his favorite team, the New England Patriots.

Jan 30, 2015


Teen granted wish to see Super Bowl


The 2015 Wish Ball, emceed by NBC Charlotte's own Larry Sprinkle, raised tens of thousands of dollars Friday for the regional Make a Wish Central chapter. As if that wasn't big enough, the night concluded with a big surprise.

Austin Edwards, 16, is on the waiting list for his wish. He battles cystic fibrosis, and he can't wait for his trip to the 2016 Super Bowl, giving his family a break from the daily grind of treatment.

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Charlotte, NC 28203
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