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Jan 21, 2019


Health Happenings - The Wishing Place Grand Opening

Greensboro News & Record

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration of its new home, the Wishing Place, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at 217 E. Tremont Ave. in Charlotte. To attend the celebration on Jan. 29, visit

Jan 11, 2019


Two Clemson Fans Battling Critical Illnesses Watch National Championship

Yahoo Sports

Wish kids Ryan (9-years-old) and Ivan (18-years-old) are huge Clemson fans who are tackling a nervous system disorder and cystic fibrosis respectively. Read about their Make-A-Wish experience when they meet their favorite players ahead of watching them win the national championship.

Jan 09, 2019


Chesterbrook Academy Preschools Raise $8000 for Make-A-Wish

Charlotte Patch

Principals from Chesterbrook Academy Preschools in North Carolina and South Carolina presented a big check for more than $8,000 to representatives at Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina in Charlotte. The donation will help grant the wishes of local children with critical illnesses.

Jan 07, 2019


Health Happenings

Greensboro News & Record

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina will be holding its annual Wish Ball on Feb. 22 its 2019 Spring Trailblaze Challenge events on May 17-19 and May 31-June 2. Learn more at

Jan 07, 2019

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Community Calendar

Greensboro News & Record

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina has several fundraisers coming up! Don't miss out on the annual Wish Ball or 2019 Spring Trailblaze Challenge events.

Jan 03, 2019


Dave Desmelik and an Army of Love share a benefit album at The Grey Eagle

Mountain Xpress

Penrose-based Americana artist Dave Desmelik uses song to reflect on his oldest son Holmes’ intense health struggles with pediatric brain cancer, and extends an invitation to all to see his benefit concert on January 3rd at The Grey Eagle. Proceeds will go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Angel Flight Soars and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Western North Carolina.

Jan 03, 2019


Dave Desmelik Creating Awareness For Pediatric Illness Through Music


One of Brevard, North Carolina's favorite singer/songwriters, Dave Desmelik, will return to WNCW, this time with an Army of Love! Laura Blackley, Jane Kramer, Alexa Rose, Mike Guggino, & Mike Ashworth will join him to perform a collection of original songs created with the goal of raising awareness about pediatric illness. The event will be held at 7:30pm on January 3rd at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC.

Dec 18, 2018

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A wish more powerful than politics

the Charlotte Observer

Wish kid Hope, battling an aggressive bone cancer, helps to raise money to grant the wishes of 155 children in her community. Thanks to the support of the Carolina Panthers, it was announced that $1,116,835 was raised. Hope’s wish was granted. 155 others would be having their wish come true!

Oct 17, 2018


Symmetry Financial Group hosts Make-A-Wish Fundraiser

Mountain Xpress

On Thursday, Nov. 8, Symmetry Financial Group will wrap up its annual fundraising effort to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina, which is expected to raise $100,000 in support of local and regional families. The annual event, Symmetry Challenge, will be held at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain and will include a 5k trail race and dodgeball tournament.

Oct 05, 2018


5-year-old crowned Queen of the Queen City through Make-A-Wish

Fox 46

The Queen City has a new Queen and she's only five year old. Wish kid Jessa, born with a nervous system disorder, shined her light on all who attended the Coronation.

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