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During Childhood Cancer Month, Make-A-Wish® and Something mAAgic Foundation® Send Wake County Child on mAAgicSM flight


September 12, 2018


Raleigh, North Carolina

WHAT: On Thursday, September 13, kids with critical illnesses from all over the world and their families will travel to Orlando, Florida for a week-long retreat at Give Kids The World Village®.

Charlotte, 4, from Wake County is one of the kids participating in the Something mAAgic Foundation’s mAAgicSM flight event. Charlotte and her family will fly to Orlando on American Airlines for a magical wish experience at the Walt Disney World® Resort. All media are invited to experience this special wish celebration. If interested in attending, please contact Luanne Lane at, no later than September 12th.

WHERE: A send-off party for Charlotte and her family to celebrate her wish will take place at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018; 2:30 pm
Due to expected severe weather, the flight departure has been changed to Wednesday, Sept. 12. Please contact Luanne Lane to be sure this event hasn’t been cancelled or rescheduled. 

WHY: The Something mAAgic Foundation is proud to continue its 21-year tradition of making once-in-a-lifetime vacations possible and creating memories that families will cherish forever. mAAgicsm flight provides children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families an all-expense-paid vacation in Orlando, Florida.

These trips are sponsored by the Something mAAgic Foundation, made possible through mileage provided by Miles for Kids In Needsm and with the generous time and monetary donations of American Airlines and Envoy employees.

About Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina, serves all medically eligible children who reside in the 49 counties east of the Orange/Alamance county line. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 350 volunteers across eastern North Carolina, grant a wish more than every other day, on average, across its region. Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina has granted more than 3,500 wishes; more than 1,000 in the last five years alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina, visit

About the Something mAAgic Foundation®
The Something mAAgic Foundation is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers who are current and former employees of American Airlines, Envoy, & American Airlines Federal Credit Union. We support the missions of Give Kids The World Village® and other children’s organizations to create magical memories for children with chronic or life-threatening medical conditions. Learn how you can help make these moments magical by visiting

About American Airlines Kids in Need®
American Airlines Kids in Need program provides worldwide support for children and their families, as well as for organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with needs for medical, educational, social services issues and/or for those that heighten public awareness of children's issues.

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Christopher Winter
President & CEO
3809 Computer Drive Suite 201
Raleigh, NC  27609

Phone : (919) 821-7111
Fax : (919) 832-0079

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