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Mar 21, 2019


Copperhead Strike Launches This Weekend

NBC Charlotte

Carowinds all new 'Double Launch' Roller Coaster Copperhead Strike raises $10,692 for Make-A-Wish during the First Rider Auctions

Mar 14, 2019


Make-A-Wish impacts local family

The Laurinburg Exchange

Nine year old Brayden, diagnosed with a gastrointestinal disorder, gets his wish granted! His wish is to travel to New Jersey and watch the WWE Smackdown.

Mar 13, 2019

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Local Firefighter Making a Wish Come True


Firefighters are known for impacting lives and making a difference. See how John Herring, a City of Hendersonville firefighter, is stepping out of the fire station and trading his air pack for a backpack to raise money for Make-A-Wish of Central and Western North Carolina through the Trailblaze Challenge.

Feb 27, 2019

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Young Girl Beats Cancer

Laurinburg Exchange

6-year-old wish kid Madison, who was treated at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, not only beats cancer, but gets her wish granted to meet Chef Duff Goldman, the host of the Kids Baking Championship (TV Show).

Feb 25, 2019


Hornets Sign 11-year-old for a Day


Hornets sign 11-year-old wish kid William for a day in partnership with Make-A-Wish. Watch as William gets to meet some of the players on the court and even play a game of NBA 2K with Hornets rookie Miles Bridges.

Feb 22, 2019


Copperhead Strike First Rider Auction to Benefit Make-A-Wish


Carowinds will be opening its newest ride - Copperhead Strike - this spring and partnered with Make-A-Wish of Central and Western North Carolina's 2019 Wish Ball to offer “First Rider” spots on the first three Copperhead Strike trains.

Feb 20, 2019

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Hiking for a wish

The Yadkin Ripple

Jessica Wall of East Bend will be completing a nearly 30-mile hike as part of a unique fundraiser for Make-A-Wish called the Trailblaze Challenge. “I like trying new things and pushing myself, and when I learned that I could do that and give back to my community, I was totally hooked,” Wall said.

Feb 19, 2019


Sheriffs of Buncombe Sign No-Shave Waiver to Raise Funds for Make-A-Wish

Buncombe County

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Deputies are not allowed to have beards, but for the month of February Deputies can donate $40 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in return for a no-shave waiver that allows them to have neatly groomed facial hair. The no-shave waivers are part of a larger effort to raise $12,000 in sponsorships ahead of a June 1 Trailblaze Challenge.

Feb 14, 2019


WNC Make-A-Wish Recipient Heading to Disney World

Mountain Xpress

Asheville Cardiology Associates dedicated their annual service project to hosting a “send-off” party for 3 year-old wish kid Bexley, who received a trip to Disney World. Contributions for the party were made by team members throughout the practice.

Jan 29, 2019


Make-A-Wish opens wish room in Charlotte with special guests


Children battling life-threatening illnesses have a new place in Charlotte to go to have their wishes granted thanks to the Grand Opening of Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina's The Wishing Place, located on Tremont Avenue. And, former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. helped to cut the ribbon to the new wish room, named after him.

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