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Princess Wish to be Granted in the Upstate


April 05, 2017


Greenville, SC

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, Anna Leigh, a 7-year-old from Belton, S.C., will receive her wish from Make-A-Wish® South Carolina. Anna Leigh wished to be Rapunzel. 

Anna Leigh has a lot in common with Rapunzel. They are both spirited and determined. So, it's no wonder that she admires the fairy tale princess.

During treatment for a blood disorder, Anna Leigh lost her hair due to chemotherapy. More than ever before, she felt a connection to Rapunzel, admiring the princess's long hair. Her wish to be Rapunzel will be a celebration of her bravery and will to fight her disorder.

Celebrate a local wish child's courage with us. There will be a magical procession for Rapunzel before letting down her long hair from Furman University's iconic bell tower. There may also be a few other fairy tale surprises too!

Anna Leigh wish invitation

About Make-A-Wish® South Carolina

Make-A-Wish® South Carolina grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. We believe a wish can be a game-changer in the life of a wish kid, providing transformative experiences that allow wish kids to anticipate something positive and empowering in their lives. Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 180 wishes last year, averaging to a wish every forty-eight hours.  The chapter receives funding through private donations, individuals, companies and special events. For more information about Make-A-Wish South Carolina, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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 WHAT: Anna Leigh’s wish to be Rapunzel

WHO should attend: Media is invited to attend for photo and B-roll ops. The Furman University portion of the wish is open to the public.


  • Special enhancements in the works. They are surprises. Please reach out to Crystal @ or 864-250-0702 x103 for details.

WHEN: Saturday April 22, 2017. 1:30pm

WHERE: Furman University Lake 3300 Poinsett Highway Greenville, SC 29613

WHY: Make-A-Wish believes a wish experience can be a game-changer. We believe a wish is treatment in the form of hope, strength and joy. We encourage the community to share in the celebration of a local child’s courage and inspiration.

On-site Contact: Crystal Alifanow, Communications Manager cell: 864-626-8510.

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Crystal Alifanow
Director of Communications
225 South Pleasantburg Drive C17
Greenville, SC  29607

Phone : (864) 250-0702 x103
Fax : (864) 250-0704


Make-A-Wish® South Carolina
225 South Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 250-0702
Toll Free (800) 293-9474