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Oct 09, 2014



This weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR's, Kyle Larson, will host a Make-A-Wish Foundation opportunity. He'll work with the organization, which helps chronically or terminally ill children, to give the lucky child (in this case a teenager named Christian) a wonderful day at the race track, free of worry and full of smiles.

Oct 02, 2014

Help Make Rollins' Wish Come True


Dottie Rollins is well known in the Make-A-Wish realm as a good fairy. Rollins, who has been a part of Make-A-Wish for years, was recently nominated for the 2014 W.I.S.H. (Women Inspiring Strength & Hope) Society, which celebrates local women for their career success, significant contributions to the community and/or their personal commitment to philanthropy.

Oct 01, 2014

Today's Charlotte Woman

Today's Charlotte Woman

Today's Charlotte Woman believes in wishes…and the power of woman to make wishes come true. Likewise, Today's Charlotte Woman is happily sponsoring the second annual W.I.S.H. Society for Women Inspiring Strength and Hope in conjunction with Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina.

Sep 26, 2014

Charlotte-Douglas Hosts Special Send-Off for 2 Boys on Make-A-Wish Trip

Time Warner Cable News

Two young boys battling life-threatening illnesses are heading to Orlando with their families for a trip of a lifetime, and it's all thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and American Airlines.

Sep 26, 2014

Two Ill NC Boys Get Vacation Of A Lifetime


Two boys from North Carolina, Jace Quinn and Cayden Talbert, with life-threatening medical conditions left Friday morning on a dream vacation to Orlando.

Sep 23, 2014

Foundation grants local four year old's wish

Mount Airy News

Make A Wish of Central and Western North Carolina surprised 4-year-old Cayden Talbert and his family with the news Saturday they would get to go to DisneyWorld with a trip to LegoLand as well.

Sep 21, 2014

World's Largest Cornhole Tournament

My Fox Carolinas

Pitchin' for Wishes, the world's largest cornhole tournament, is coming to Charlotte Saturday, September 27th. Proceeds from the tournament are donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sep 17, 2014

Mount Airy rallies to grant local child's wish

Mount Airy News

Local efforts rallied by the Make-A-Wish Foundation helped make three-year-old Cayden Talbert of Mount Airy’s wish come true.

Sep 17, 2014

Pitchin for Wishes


Andrew Roby will hold its seventh annual Pitchin' for Wishes Cornhole Tournament benefiting Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina.

Sep 17, 2014

Scene & Heard: Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Charlotte Observer

Ten-year-old AnneLeigh Twer, Junior Honoree of the W.I.S.H. Society , spent her summer helping to raise money for Make-A-Wish kids. One of her efforts: the group’s first Daddy-Daughter Date Night, held Sept. 12 and co-hosted by Chima Brazilian Steakhouse uptown. The night included dinner, dancing, dessert and a motivational talk by Stuart Stout, father of Hope Stout, whose wish before dying in 2004 was to grant the wishes of 155 children on the waiting list at the time.

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