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Nov 16, 2013

Make-A-Wish Sends Old Fort Girl to the Magic Kingdom

Asheville Citizen-Times

Mae-Li Helms, 6, 'dances' with Prince Adam from 'Beauty and the Beast,' played by UNC Asheville drama major Jacob Williams. The girl, who suffers from a progressive muscular disease, learned Saturday she's getting a trip to Disney World from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Nov 12, 2013

WISH Society Honoree Raises Funds To Grant Over Three Local Wishes

Press Exposure

Lake Norman resident Robin Smith-Salzman has reached out to the community, and the response was overwhelming. As a W.I.S.H. Society nominee, Robin was asked to raise $6,000 to fund the wish of a local child, but pledged to raise enough funds to grant over three wishes.

Oct 30, 2013

Make-A-Wish Stirs Drama Department to Regal Action

UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville’s Drama Department is mobilizing to help fulfill the wish of an area 6-year-old with a degenerative disease. Jacob Williams, a drama major, will play the role of The Prince from "Beauty and the Beast" and present the young girl with a royal proclamation giving her a trip to Disney World.

Oct 19, 2013

Icon Advisory Adopts A Wish

Philanthropy Journal

Greensboro-based Icon Advisory Group raised $6,000 for a Make-a-Wish trip for a high school valedictorian with leukocyte adhesion deficiency.

Oct 15, 2013

Local Radio DJ Raises Funds For Make-A-Wish


In the past I have been able to work with a charity benefiting chronically disabled and terminally ill children, much like Make A Wish and I’m eager to have this unique opportunity to help. If I’m able to bring a little fun, laughter, and some love to these extraordinary, brave, and extra special children, than that is a job I’m proud to have.

Oct 14, 2013

Walk For Wishes To Help Grant 221 Wishes This Year

Cabarrus News

Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC will host Charlotte’s fifth Walk for Wishes noncompetitive 5K the morning of Nov. 9 at the zMax Dragway in Concord.

Walkers will have the opportunity to walk on the dragway while raising awareness and funds to help grant the wishes of local children suffering from life-threatening conditions.

Oct 01, 2013

Jack Bolton Fulfills Dream of Coaching His Favorite NFL Team

Little Ones Magazine

If there is one thing 8-year-old Jack knows, it's football, particularly Charlotte's own Carolina Panthers. He's been coaching his classmates on the playground since first grade, and he'll be the first to tell you watching football helped improve his math.

Sep 26, 2013

Harris Teeter Donates 75000

Drug Store News

On Saturday, Harris Teeter will make a $75,000 donation to Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina at the start of the Andrew Roby’s annual “Pitchin' for Wishes” Cornhole Tournament at Freedom Park, the grocer announced. The money was raised through Harris Teeter vendors who will participate in a cornhole tournament hosted by Harris Teeter on Friday.

Sep 23, 2013

Charity Cornhole Tournament

WCCB Charlotte

Contracting company Andrew Roby wants to play a little cornhole! They're holding a tournament on September 28th in Freedom Park. The event benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sep 06, 2013

Changing Lives One Pitch At A Time

Carolina Weekly

The Make-A-Wish Foundation changed the lives of south Charlotte’s Landon Payne and his family after Landon was diagnosed with cancer at 4 years old.

In an effort to give back to the organization they say has given their family so much, the Paynes will join hundreds of Charlotte-area community members for the sixth annual Make-A-Wish Cornhole Tourney.

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Charlotte, NC 28203
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