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Dec 27, 2017


Wells Fargo regional president embraces community

The Dispatch

Wells Fargo Regional President Leigha Smith serves as an executive board member for Make a Wish of Central and Western North Carolina. “I think it’s important that I give back to the community that gave to me as I was growing up and helping me to learn and develop and be the person that am today,” Smith said.

Dec 18, 2017

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Make-A-Wish Christmas party benefit concert

Mountain Xpress

The 16th annual Make-A-Wish Christmas Party Benefit Concert attracts a wealth of all-star musicians who help raise significant funds to grant wishes for children in Central and Western North Carolina diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.

Dec 14, 2017


Local girl lives dream of being a nurse through Make-A-Wish


14-year-old wish kid Carrie dreams of being a NICU nurse when she grows up.

Dec 07, 2017


Big turnout for Cabarrus Brewing holiday market

Independent Tribune

Cabarrus Brewing Co. held its first Christmas at Cabarrus Holiday Market on December 2, benefiting Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina.

Nov 24, 2017

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Haynes Inman principal gives back with Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge

Greensboro News & Record

During his eight years as principal of Haynes Inman Education Center, Kevin Carr saw many of his students have wishes granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year, Carr decides to take it a step further by participating in the Trailblaze Challenge with his family.

Nov 21, 2017


Corning helps make a dream come true for a 9 year old

Independent Tribune

Employees of the Corning optical fiber manufacturing facility held a welcome-home Disney Princess-themed Tea Party for wish kid Jazmin.

Nov 17, 2017


Dale Jr leaves lasting impact

NBC Sports

Wish kid Derek, diagnosed with a brain tumor, got a chance to travel to Daytona 500 and meet his favorite NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Nov 13, 2017


Teen partners with Make-A-Wish for Santa letters

High Point Enterprise

Chase’s Chance, founded by 13-year-old Southwest Middle School student Chase, is encouraging people to write letters to Santa and send them to her to help Make-A-Wish grant wishes for critically ill children.

Nov 09, 2017

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Asheville business raises money for Make-A-Wish Foundation


Symmetry Financial Group held 10K and 5K trail races at Camp Rockmont as a fundraiser for the local Make-A-Wish Foundation. Symmetry team members across the nation raised more than $115,000.

Nov 02, 2017

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Within These Kids Lies a Superhero

Gaston Gazette

When a fictional bank robbery takes place in Belmont, the young superheroes Lobsterman and Master Builder step in to defend the city in their new motion picture “City Defenders.” The crime-fighting stars are 6-year-old wish kid Jackson, of Bessemer City, and 8-year-old wish kid Joell, of Charlotte.

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