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UNC School of Medicine Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology To Receive Shooting Star Award at 2014 Wish Ball


April 30, 2014

Recognition honors medical team for service and support of Make-A-Wish Eastern NC

Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina announced that the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology will receive the Shooting Star Award to be presented at the 2014 Wish Ball on May 17.  The award is bestowed annually to a medical professional in appreciation for their service and support of wish children, wish families and Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. 

“Typically we select a single individual to receive this recognition,” stated Kristen Johnson, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina President & CEO.  “We felt this year that we needed to honor the entire team within the pediatric hematology and oncology unit.  They are a remarkable and dedicated group who truly embrace the power of a wish.”  
Tickets to attend the 2014 Wish Ball may be purchased by calling the local chapter office at (919) 821-7111 or by visiting All proceeds from the annual fundraising gala will help grant wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions. 

A record number of formal attired guests are expected to attend the exclusive event that will feature a cocktail party, silent auctions, a plated dinner and the popular “Bling Ring” festivity hosted by Diamonds Direct-Crabtree.  An emotional program highlighting several of the 2,700 wish children who been granted wishes during the chapter’s 27-year history is also planned for the evening. 

Invitations to a private VIP Pre-Party and Club Wish After-Party will be extended to those individuals or organizations who enlist an event sponsorship.  Please contact Ken Baroff, Vice President of Development for additional information regarding these sponsorship opportunities.

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Christopher Winter
President & CEO
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Raleigh, NC  27609

Phone : (919) 821-7111
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Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina
3809 Computer Drive
Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 821-7111
Toll Free (800) 432-9474