Most of you know of my great love for all things Disney and many of you also know I am a runner. This year I am thrilled to be able to combine these two loves by running a half marathon - at Disney -- and have that run mean something.
In January of 2014, I will be running the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon as part of the Run GKTW Team. My goal is to raise $3,000 for Give Kids The World, a non-profit that exists solely to fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. These deserving families are treated to weeklong fantasy vacations to Central Florida where accommodations, attraction tickets, entertainment, meals and more are all provided at no cost.
My sister was a wish child through another organization (and was granted a different wish) and I know first hand what a difference this can make to a child and her family. I feel so fortunate to have been able to take my two healthy children to Disney World numerous times ,and if running 13.1 miles to help other families do the same for their kids who are not so healthy then I must do it! I would love if you could help me reach my goal in order to help these other families.
Here is what your donation can do...
$25 says YES to unlimited ice cream served in the Ice Cream Palace for an entire week for one family. Imagine! Ice cream for breakfast! And the only hard part is choosing between a cone, cup, sundae, or banana split!
$50 says YES to a welcome basket for one family. Each basket includes milk, juice, and snacks in the fridge and gifts including an autograph book for the kids to capture signatures of their favorite characters.
$75 says YES to the Gift-giving Fairy who delivers gifts to each child in the family, every day of their stay. Stuffed animals, DVD’s, games, souvenirs, and more – all the things that make a child’s face light up with joy.
$100 says YES to Christmas every Thursday, complete with visits from Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, and yes, even snow in Florida!
A little bit about GKTW:
Give Kids The World has been awarded a four-star rating for sound fiscal management for eight consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of charities. In 2010, GKTW was recognized as the #1 most fiscally responsible charity by Worth Magazine, and MSN Money named GKTW the Highest Rated Charity in America in 2012. Give Kids The World’s commitment to accountability and transparency assures supporters that their donation is used in the most responsible and efficient way possible.
Since its founding in 1986, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 125,000 families from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. In 2012, the Village served 7,337 families—the highest number in the organization’s 27 year history. During my trip to Orlando, I will have the opportunity to visit Give Kids The World Village and see the impact of your donations first-hand. I hope you will consider sponsoring me for this very worthwhile cause. Donating through this website is simple and secure. If you prefer to make a contribution using cash or check (made payable to Give Kids The World), please contact me directly.
Thank you for support!