On June 10th, I'll be marathon riding a coaster for 8 hours at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, OH. Why you ask? It could be because I'm a bit off kilter, it could be because I'm a total coaster junkie, or it could be because it's a wonderful fundraising event for Give Kids The World, a non-profit that helps children with life threatening illnesses get to experience Disney World and the other Central Florida attractions. I'll let you be the judge of which it is.
GKTW is a magical resort where kids who face life-threatening illnesses can be kids. Since its founding in 1986, Give Kids The World has welcomed over 97,000 families from all 50 states and over 68 countries. Last year alone GKTW hosted more than 6,500 families.
Give Kids The World has made a promise to never turn a child away. For 70 percent of the year however, the Village runs above 100 percent occupancy, meaning some families must lodge off property during their Wish Trip. For this reason, Give Kids The World Village is in the midst of the largest expansion project in its history.
Demand for Central Florida wishes is forecast to increase about six percent each year through 2015. To accommodate this growth the Village will need to expand to approximately 192 villas. Every person you tell about this mission, will help bring GKTW one step closer to achieving this goal.
Donating through this site is simple, fast, and totally secure. Your contribution to my personal fundraiser for Give Kids The World will make a difference in the lives of these special children. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to share this opportunity with anyone who you think might want to donate to the Village as well!
Thank you so much!