MORRISVILLE, N.C. (March 14, 2013)—Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina announced that Jewelers for Children will help grant the wish of Ashley, a 20-year-old from Beaufort County. Ashley, who has Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), will enjoy her shopping wish experience at Crabtree Valley Mall on Saturday, March 16. A private “wish party” will be held at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry Crabtree Valley store beginning at 1 pm.
“We are so blessed to be involved in granting Ashley’s wish,” said Clyde Bailey, president of Bailey’s Fine Jewelry. “While a piece of jewelry may seem like such a small thing, we’ve seen the joy it can bring to people and we can’t wait to see that with Ashley.”
Jewelers for Children (JFC) began its relationship with Make-A-Wish® in 1999, continuing the steadfast support for nearly 15 years. JFC has raised over $8 million for Make-A-Wish®, helping to grant over 1,300 wishes in the U.S. Jewelers for Children was founded in 1999 by the U.S. jewelry industry with the mission of helping children in need. Since its inception, JFC has donated more than $40 million to programs benefiting children whose lives have been affected by illness, abuse or neglect through our charity partners St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Make-A-Wish®, and the National CASA Association. JFC also provides support to Make-A-Wish® International, and the Santa-America Fund. This nationwide success is due to the continuing generosity of jewelry trade organizations, jewelry and watch manufacturing companies, jewelry retail stores, individual jewelry professionals and jewelry consumers.
Founded in 1948, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is a family owned-and-operated company with stores in Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Greenville and Fayetteville. Bailey’s is dedicated to giving back to the communities it serves and participates in many philanthropic projects throughout the year. Bailey’s offers jewelry from today’s most esteemed designers, exquisite diamonds, estate jewelry, fashion accessories, fine timepieces and gifts. With an emphasis on customer satisfaction, personalized services include custom design, watch and jewelry repair, appraisal and bridal registry. Steeped in family tradition, Bailey’s is one of the most well-regarded and innovative jewelry stores in North Carolina and is best known for its distinctive ‘Bailey Box’ slogan. For more information on Bailey’s, visit their website at www.baileybox.com or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/baileysfinejewelry) and Twitter (@BaileyBoxes).
Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Founded in 1986, the chapter serves all medically eligible children who reside in the 49 counties east of the Orange / Alamance county line. Our chapter operates solely through generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundations. With the help of more than 200 volunteers, including our Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina has granted more than 2,600 wishes since its inception. More information is available on our chapter website www.eastnc.wish.org. You can also follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/eastncwish) and Twitter (@MakeAWishEastNC).
Jerry Peters, Director of Community Engagement
Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina
(O) 919-821-7111, ext. 203