Asheboro, NC -- Hundreds of people gathered in Bicentennial Park Saturday to help make wishes come true.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina held a family fun festival to raise money to grant wishes like 8-year-old CJ Price's.
Price and his family were able to forget about his health problems recently, when his wish to go to Disney World came true. His father, Christopher, encouraged people to donate to Make-A-Wish Saturday because of what the trip did for Price and his family.
"Just about everyone knows someone who needs to just enjoy their selves," Christopher said, "[and] to forget about what's going on."
Vendors at the festival sold everything from quilts to clothes to help raise money, and the community made a difference a few dollars at a time.
"Even a $10 donation can help take care of some of those costs that we have," Amy Brindley, the president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish of Central and Western North Carolina, said. "When you have a community come out, those funds can be raised quickly. So you would be surprised how every penny, every dollar counts. And when it all comes together, [we] can grant many wishes for children."
Organizers said they had raised around $12,000 as of Saturday, and they hope to raise $20,000. If you couldn't make it to the festival but you want to help, click here. All the money raised at the festival will stay in the local community.
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