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Mar 14, 2018


6-Year-Old From Burlington Meets His Superhero

WFMY News 2

It's one of those stories that makes you smile. A 6-year-old wish kid from Burlington, full of excitement and joy goes to Disney World to meet his favorite superhero: Spider Man.

Mar 09, 2018

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A Wish Is Necessary

Make-A-Wish America

Annie Huhnerkoch, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., shares how a wish is more than nice. It's necessary.

Mar 05, 2018


Community Calendar

Greensboro News & Record

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina's Kentucky Derby Classic: 3-7 p.m. May 5, High Caliber Stables, 8506 Cedar Hollow Road, GB. Live stream of all the action at Churchill Downs, auctions, food, music, beverages.

Mar 03, 2018

World Wish Day



Carowinds hosted the annual World Wish Day picnic for the Central and Western North Carolina chapter of Make-A-Wish. Wish kids and their families enjoyed a freshly prepared lunch, mingling with fellow wish kids and a taking pictures with Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

Jan 22, 2018

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Health Happenings

Greensboro News & Record

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina’s Trailblaze Challenge will take place May 18- 20 and June 1-3 in the terrain of the Foothills Trail, located in upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina. For information, call 704-339-0334.

Jan 14, 2018

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Symmetry Financial Group raised over $250K for Charities in 2017


Symmetry Financial Group contributes over $250K to charities, including Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC, in 2017, and aims to exceed this amount in 2018. "We are in the business of helping people. It is a part of our core values and we strive to have this reflected in all that we do." said Joe Dendy, Chief Marketing Officer.

Jan 06, 2018


Bags To Wishes Cornhole Tournament

98.7 Simon

The Greensboro Jaycee’s and members of the community come together for the inaugural Bags to Wishes annual Cornhole Tournament benefitting Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina at LaBauer Park on April 1st, 2017.

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.

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Charlotte, NC 28203
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