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Nov 08, 2014

Walk For Wishes at Romare Bearden Park


Hundreds of people braved chilly temperatures this morning in uptown Charlotte to help make sick children's wishes come true. The annual "Walk for Wishes" brings children receiving those wishes together with their supporters to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation.

Nov 02, 2014

Walk for Wishes

Fox 46 Carolinas

Walk for Wishes is a community walk to raise funds to grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Family, friends, co-workers and other participants join forces with Make-A-Wish to grant wishes to some of North Carolina's bravest children.

Nov 01, 2014

Women On The Move

Forsyth Woman

W.I.S.H. Society members were featured in the November 2014 issue of Forsyth Woman. The W.I.S.H. Society honors women local women's contribution to their community, their career success and their personal commitment to philanthropy.

Nov 01, 2014

Pitchin' In

SOCIETY Charlotte

Andrew Roby and Harris Teeter hosted Pitchin’ for Wishes in support of Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina. 144 teams competed in the corn hole tournament for a first-place prize of $1,000 and a second-place prize of $500. The event raised over $200,000 for Make-A-Wish.

Nov 01, 2014

Make-A-Wish Silent Auction and Fundraiser

Forsyth Woman

Keela Johnson, publisher of Forsyth Woman and W.I.S.H. Society member took a huge challenge to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She hosted a silent auction and fundraiser that included all kinds of food and desserts from local restaurants.

Oct 14, 2014

Make-A-Wish: the work behind the wishes

Society Charlotte

Eli Shenise was six days aways from getting his wish granted. On August 31st, Eli finally celebrated his triumph over cancer at the Charlotte Knights Ballpark.

Oct 10, 2014

Zaxby's- Issac's Rescue Pilot Wish


Zaxby’s is proud to once again support Make-A-Wish by helping grant the wishes of 55 kids with life threatening illnesses. One of these kids is Isaac Simmons. His wish is to be a coast guard rescue pilot.

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.

Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina
217 E. Tremont Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 339-0334
Toll Free (877) 677-9474