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May 03, 2014


A Wish Come True for Dalton


A local teen was diagnosed with liver cancer last September and recently had his wish granted to travel to see Manchester United play in the UK with his dad and brother. It was a wish come true for Dalton.

May 01, 2014


Groucho's Gives Back

Lake Norman Currents

Groucho's is a new restaurant in both Columbia, SC and Huntersville, NC where 100% of the profits go to charity. The coolest part is that customers get to decide where the profits will go each year. Make-A-Wish is one of the very lucky recipients.

May 01, 2014


Make-A-Wish Reveal Party

Rhino Times

Images of a Make-A-Wish reveal party.

Apr 29, 2014

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Kentucky Derby Classic

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


Make A Wish Hikers Trek 24 Miles in One Day

Charlotte Observer

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


Planet Mitsubishi Gives Back

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

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Wish Ball Photos

Society Charlotte

Images from the 2014 Make-A-Wish "Wish Ball."

Mar 31, 2014

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ASU Fraternity Helps to Make Wishes Come True

Watauga Democrat

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


Teen Meets Dolly Parton

The Dispatch

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


Girl of the Year

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.

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