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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.

Aug 28, 2013

Wish Comes True For Sylva Girl

Sylva Herald

Make-A-Wish granted a wish for Freedom Franks, a 9-year-old Fairview Elementary fourth-grader who has been diagnosed with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.

Aug 21, 2013

Make-A-Wish Holds Picnic To Raise Funds


A local organization that helps children with life-threatening medical conditions hopes to continue to make children smile by have sponsoring a picnic to raise funds for future wishes.

Aug 19, 2013

WISH Society Honoree Turns Tragedy in to Hope

PR Log

Heartbreak leads to hope and charity for Charlotte resident Julianna Patterson. As a W.I.S.H. (Women Inspiring Strength and Hope) Society Honoree, Julianna sees the opportunity to give back to children in her community as a way to honor her boyfriend’s passing and begin the healing process.

Aug 17, 2013

A Birthday Party Fit For A Princess

Charlotte Observer

O'Niyah celebrates her fourth birthday with friends, family and Disney princesses at the Ritz-Carlton in uptown Charlotte Saturday, August 17, 2013. O'Niyah, who has been battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, wished for a princess birthday party. Her wish was granted courtesy of Blue Bunny's 100 Years, 100 Wishes program, an alliance with Make-A-Wish.

Aug 07, 2013

Young Panthers Coach Drawing Attention

Charlotte Observer

Eight-year-old Jack Bolton's stint Saturday as an associate coach for the Carolina Panthers is drawing attention across the country.

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