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May 14, 2019

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Make A Wish kid uses wish to give to others like her


Nine-year-old Gracelyn knew right away what she wanted for her special wish day. She wanted to go up and down the aisles of Target to pick up toys not only for herself but also for the other kids at Levine Children's Hospital.

May 10, 2019

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Buncombe County Sergeant Prepares for Hike


Every step leads to a priceless payoff as Buncombe County Sheriff's sergeant prepares for grueling hike to raise money for Make-A-Wish.

May 07, 2019

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Waynesville boy tackles trek for Make-a-Wish

The Mountaineer

Burress, a sixth-grader at Waynesville Middle School, is taking part in the Make-A-Wish Foundation Trailblaze Challenge, a grueling slog along the Foothills Trail through Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina to raise money for the non-profit. Hear how he trained and fundraised to make it all happen!

May 05, 2019


Noah Epps inspires with life journey

Statesville Record & Landmark

Wish kid Noah is living proof that wishes do come true. Noah’s dream was to meet his idol Mickey Mouse. He was able to do that and more with a trip of a lifetime to Disney World.

Apr 26, 2019


Megan Edney granted a dream come true

Blue Ridge Now

Following a heart transplant last year, 14-year-old Megan will soon have her wish granted. Megan's wish is to meet internet celebrities The Dolan Twins. “I just really like their videos,” Megan said. “They do funny stuff and it makes me laugh when I feel down.”

Apr 22, 2019


Health Happenings - Kentucky Derby Classic

Greensboro News & Record

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina will host its annual Kentucky Derby Classic from 3 to 7 p.m. May 4 at High Caliber Stables, 8506 Cedar Hollow Road in Greensboro. General admission is $150.

Apr 04, 2019


Cupcake Wars coming to Daveste Vineyards

Statesville Record & Landmark

Daveste Vineyards and Tanya Topazio are hosting the Second Annual Cupcake Wars Benefiting Make-A-Wish Central and West North Carolina April 13.

Apr 01, 2019


Whales for Wishes Bottle Share Event Benefiting Make-A-Wish


Mark your calendar now for the 5th annual Whales for Wishes event in Charlotte! It’s a unique bottle share and beer raffle at Resident Culture Brewing on April 7th that raises money for Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina.

Mar 31, 2019


At Home With Roby - Make A Wish


Something fun is happening at Resident Culture Brewing Company on April 7! It's a Make A Wish fundraiser. Hear all about it on the "At Home With Roby" podcast.

Mar 31, 2019


Whales for Wishes

Fox 46

Whales for Wishes, a rare bottle sharing event, is set out to raise money for Make-A-Wish and help grant wishes for kids in our area on April 7. Hear how two local wish families have been impacted by events such as these!

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