You have three big chances in May to help your local Make-A-Wish grant wishes throughout North Carolina. Get your calendar out and get ready to mark these three dates in bright red ink: your first opportunity to take part in a fun event begins May 3; the second scheduled event is May 17; the final May activity will be held May 31. Sign up today to help fundraise to make wishes come true for children in your community with critical illnesses.

The Kentucky Derby Classic In Greensboro

Start your May off the right way by taking part in the Kentucky Derby Classic at the High Caliber Stables in Greensboro, beginning at 4:30 p.m. This is the first event of its kind in Greensboro and will include all things Kentucky Derby – including a live viewing of the event as it takes place. Along with getting together in support of Make-A-Wish to watch the Kentucky Derby, guests will enjoy music, dancing, Mint Juleps, beer and wine, food, a horse show, hat contest, auction and more. Enjoy watching the action of Churchill Downs while taking part in an important fundraising event.

Tickets for the event start at $75 dollars. There are also other sponsorship opportunities available. Check the ticket page and choose a package that works best for you! Be a part of the Make-A-Wish magic that granted more than 14,000 wishes last year alone. Enjoy the Kentucky Derby in style all while raising money for your local Make-A-Wish chapter.

Two Chances To Run The Trailblaze Challenge

There are two chances to take part in The Trailblaze Challenge this May. Choose the date or area that works best for you! The first Trailblaze Challenge is scheduled to take place May 17, with the second taking place on May 31. The Trailblaze Challenge is a 24.1 mile hike on the Bartram Trail outside Franklin, all taking place during one life-changing day! Get your daily dose of exercise and fun by taking part in this great outdoor event!

The Saturday, May 17 hike is designed for Charlotte area participants, while the May 31 hike has been scheduled for Asheville and Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point area participants. Get your friends together and register today or learn more at the event website. The famous Bartram Trail is host to some of the most scenic mountains in North Carolina with elevation reaching about 5,385 feet, with spectacular views of ridges and valleys throughout the course. The goal is to raise $330,000 to help grant wishes in the area. Sign up today!

The Central and Western North Carolina chapter was founded in 1985 and has granted more than 3,000 wishes. Since the average wish in North Carolina costs about $6,000, if the Trailblaze Challenge reaches its goal, it will be responsible for making about 55 wishes come true! You can be a part of the magic just by taking the challenge and enjoying this scenic hike.

Donate Your Car To Benefit Make-A-Wish

You don’t have to go on a 24.1 mile hike in order to benefit Make-A-Wish, you can make a difference just by walking over to your phone, dialing 1-877-431-9474 and donating your vehicle to Wheels For Wishes. Wheels For Wishes is a nonprofit benefiting Make-A-Wish and can help make wishes come true in your North Carolina Community. The process of donating a vehicle is quick and hassle free. You can even donate a vehicle online using our simple donation form.

It is so easy to donate. Car, truck, RV, ATV, boat or motorcycle, if you have a vehicle you no longer want or need, consider donating it to help Make-A-Wish. If you are asking yourself “How can I donate my car,” give us a call and we can help walk you through the donation process. We will pick up or tow away your vehicle for free and you receive the maximum possible tax deduction for your donation. Don’t wait, give us a call today!