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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.

Jan 09, 2015


Fulfilling wishes Panthers Style

Charlotte Observer

The Carolina Panthers’ Sir Purr and cheerleaders honored three former wish kids with a pep rally at the Carmel Country Club.

Jan 07, 2015

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Resolve to hike big this year

Asheville Citizen Times

After retiring in January 2014 as chief ranger of the Blue Ridge Parkway — one of the busiest units of the Park Service — Stinnett signed up for the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Trailblaze Challenge in October. The epic, one-day, 28.3-mile hike took Stinnett 10 hours to complete.

Jan 02, 2015


Coach Jack not giving up on Carolina Panthers

Charlotte Observer

Former wish kid Jack, and arguably their biggest fan, keeps spirits high with encouraging letter to his Panthers.

Jan 01, 2015


Walk For Wishes Photo Gallery

Society Charlotte

Charlotte Walk For Wishes, November 8, 2014

Jan 01, 2015


W.I.S.H. Society Luncheon

Society Charlotte

View photos from our Charlotte W.I.S.H. Society luncheon, held on Tuesday, November 4 at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte.

Dec 22, 2014


Gifts For Giarla

The Enquirer-Journal

The Carolina Panthers gave Parkwood High senior Andy Giarla the royal treatment over the weekend.

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