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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.

Oct 05, 2018


11-year-old cancer survivor serves as Reds honorary manager

Yahoo Sports

Wish kid Elliott, an 11-year-old Cincinnati Reds fan who was diagnosed with cancer in April, gets his big wish! Elliott was named honorary manager for the day, shadowed skipper Jim Riggleman, threw the first pitch, and hung out with the guys in the dugout during the game.

Aug 17, 2018


You can Gawk at this New Home in Sedgefield

Triad Business Journal

Wolfe Homes and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina have teamed up offer tours of the 4,200-square-foot, one-level home at 5315 Wayne Road after the Wyndham Championship golf tournament. Tickets are $10.

Jul 31, 2018

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Dreams come true as Mohamed Salah drops in

The Liverpool Football Club

16-year-old wish kid Ammar, who is bravely battling neuromuscular disorder, had the chance to meet his hero - Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

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