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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.

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.

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