Apr 29, 2014
News & Record
Always dreamed of attending the Kentucky Derby but never got to make that dream a reality?
Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina wants to help locals experience the thrill and excitement of the internationally known race without leaving North Carolina and at the same time help area children in need.
Make-A-Wish will hold its first Kentucky Derby Classic at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at High Caliber Stables in Greensboro.
Apr 11, 2014
Courtney Prothero had been waiting all week for this moment.
It was early morning, and the sun was just peeking over the mountainside to dab the world with color. She laced her hiking shoes and looked toward the peak of Crowders Mountain in Gaston County. She was training for the 2014 Trailblaze Challenge that will raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Apr 04, 2014
Virtual Strategy Magazine
Talk about March Madness.
Planet Mitsubishi's whirlwind month produced a milestone this March: The dealership broke an Eastern District record by selling 104 new Mitsubishi's.
And through the generosity of Planet Mitsubishi's customers and its employees, they were able to donate $3,000 to Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina.
Apr 01, 2014
Images from the 2014 Make-A-Wish "Wish Ball."
Mar 31, 2014
A 14-year-old boy from East Bend is preparing to have the time of his life, thanks to the philanthropic efforts of a local fraternity.
Marshall Baker, who suffers from a neurodegenerative disorder and is recovering from a recent kidney transplant, will be setting sail soon for his Disney Cruise to the Bahamas, thanks to the Appalachian State University Chi Omegas.
Mar 31, 2014
Traveling to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., to meet Dolly Parton provided the perfect gift for 14-year-old Brooke.
Her mother, Wendi, called it a trip Brooke will never forget thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which granted the wish and sent the family to Dollywood on March 20.
Mar 20, 2014
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Boy and Girl of the Year are named by Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Today Hamilton is in remission from Acute Lymphoplastic Leukemia and hopes that with your help, other people will not have to endure what he went through. Audrey is in remission as well. Both of these children never lost their will to fight and are an inspiration to us all.
Mar 05, 2014
News & Record
In addition to receiving professional hair and makeup and chauffeur services at their photo shoot in Charlotte, the Bradfords received $5,000 from Rack Room Shoes to donate to the charity of their choice — Make-A-Wish of Central and Western North Carolina.
Mar 01, 2014
Matthew “Junior” will soon be on his way to Hollywood, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Eastern Randolph High School senior Sarah McGee.
A special “Hollywood” send-off for Lucas, complete with a limo ride and a red carpet entrance, was held at the N.C. Zoo Saturday afternoon.
Feb 19, 2014
WFU News Center
Ava, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, was the guest of honor at the princess-themed “wish” party. The Wake Forest chapter of Chi Omega, working with the local Make-A-Wish organization, raised the funds to grant Ava’s wish to go to Disney World with her family. The students planned the event on campus as a prelude to her weeklong Disney adventure.