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Dec 18, 2014


Myers Park High School Showing Wilson How They Help Make a Wish Come True

WCCB Charlotte

Wilson was at Myers Park High School this morning where he found teenagers writing letters to Santa...and not just to practice their penmanship. The Santa letter writing campaign by these great kids is all a part of their push to help the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central & Western North Carolina.

Dec 17, 2014

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Larry meets Make-A-Wish Special Ambassador

WCNC Charlotte

Make-A-Wish and Macy's celebrate Believe Day with wish ambassador Olin Austin. Olin's wish to go to the John Deere facility will be granted this February.

Dec 15, 2014

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William's wish to meet the American PickersExternal News Or Blog Page


16-year-old William, battling Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, wished to participate in a ‘pick’ with the American Pickers. Special thanks to History Channel for helping make this wish come true.

Dec 03, 2014

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Cancer survivor brightens Christmas for others

Shelby Star

Walasia Vinson has been cancer-free for two years, but she's not forgotten what the treatments were like or the people who supported her.

Vinson was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the spring of 2012. She had chemotherapy and radiation and was declared cancer-free Sept. 19, 2012, her grandmother's birthday.

Dec 02, 2014


LendingTree Launches Community-Powered Lend a Hand Campaign

CNN Money

For every reported act of kindness tagged with the #LTLendAHand hashtag on social media, LendingTree will donate $1 to help fund children's wishes through its partnership with Make-A-Wish®

Dec 01, 2014

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Statesville Receives Wish Thanks To Angels

Statesville Record & Landmark

At first, Sara Rios didn’t recognize all the angels watching over her. Few children do.

But as she lay in a hospital bed, undergoing treatment for cancer, 12-year-old Sara, a student at Statesville Middle School, told her dad that she’d met three angels – a nurse and two medical technicians.

Dec 01, 2014


WISH Society Luncheon - Charlotte

Today's Charlotte Woman

Charlotte W.I.S.H. Society Luncheon, November 4, 2014

Dec 01, 2014


W.I.S.H. Society Luncheon - Triad

Forsyth Woman Magazine

W.I.S.H. Society Triad, October 29, 2014

Dec 01, 2014

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Young Philanthrophy

Society Charlotte

Eleven-year-old raises over $15,000 for Make-A-Wish

Nov 11, 2014

Trainer in Training


Ashley Aken, got the opportunity to shadow Ryan Vermillion, head athletic trainer for the Carolina Panthers. She met a lot of the players and enjoyed spending time with them.

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