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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.

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.

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