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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.

Oct 31, 2017


Wish comes true for party with ill kids


When a child facing a serious illness is offered anything they want from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, they usually go for a big family trip. But when 9-year-old wish kid Peyton from Concord was faced with that decision, he immediately thought of others. His wish was to put on an unforgettable Halloween party for all the patients at Levine Children's Hospital!

Oct 29, 2017


Two local children receive Hollywood premiere


After courageously battling separate life-threatening medical conditions, five-year-old wish kid Jackson and 8-year-old wish kid Joell starred in a superhero movie where they fought crime in the Queen City.

Oct 19, 2017


Archdale Wish Kid zooms at Disney World

Archdale-Trinity News

Fireworks, horseback riding and roller coaster rides are some of the memories wish kid Ethan, 5, took away from a week-long trip to Disney thanks to Make-a-Wish.

Oct 19, 2017

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Cogent Cares Sponsors Fall 2017 Trailblaze Challenge

EIN Presswire

Cogent Analytics, through the Cogent Cares initiative, sponsors the Fall 2017 Trailblaze Challenge to benefit the Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina through a 28.3 mile hike in the terrain of the Foothills Trail. “This Trailblaze Challenge originally interested me as I wanted to help make a difference and bring awareness to Make-A-Wish but also I wanted make the most of living in North Carolina,” comments Monica Lester, a Business Development Coordinator at Cogent.

Oct 13, 2017

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Event honors Malachi Siltzer


Dozens hit the trail in Hendersonville to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and honor the memory of wish kid Malachi. Friday's walk will make it possible for other kids to have their wishes granted.

Oct 04, 2017


Making A Wish Come True

Fox 46

Wish kid Zoey, who is currently battling leukemia, gets her wish granted when she goes on a besties trip to Lake Tahoe!

Sep 29, 2017


Cornhole Tournament Sets New Record

The Metro Buzz

The Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tourney raised more than $223,000 for Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina Sept. 16 at Freedom Park. Organized by Andrew Roby, the event celebrated its tenth year and has raised more than $1.4 million for local charities. This year’s event set the record for the most raised during a single event.

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