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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.

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.

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