On May 22, my husband, stepdaughter and I will be going to the Magic Kingdom for 24 hours. While the trip is to celebrate my husband’s upcoming 40th birthday, we decided that we wanted to bring awareness to an awesome charity and raise support for the cause!
- Give Kids The World Village is for children between the ages of 3 and 18, who have been diagnosed by a licensed doctor with a life-threatening illness. Children are sponsored in their local communities by one of over 250 wish-granting organizations and children’s hospitals that partner with Give Kids The World to grant these children their special wish vacation to Central Florida. If the child expresses the wish to visit Central Florida, then Give Kids The World Village is contacted and arranges a joyful, week-long vacation, at no cost to the family.
Why this charity matters:
We take our vacations and personal health for granted. Tomorrow is never guaranteed, and these families know that all too well, unfortunately. These families have to endure countless medical appointments (and expenses), and the uncertainty of the health of their loved ones. Their vacation to central Florida is a time when they can briefly put those worries away while they enjoy their family time in a magical environment. As a former Disney cast member, I saw several of these families every day. It is heartbreaking to see a young child, knowing this may be their last vacation with their family. At the same time, it is joyful to see these families ENJOYING every moment that we take for granted.
On May 22, we will enter the Magic Kingdom at 6am for 24 hours. During each hour, I will be completing a set of exercises (previously determined by friends and supporters), and broadcasting them on social media. Follow the hashtag #fitnessforwishes, and join us in our Facebook group for interaction and to rally behind me throughout the day.
How you can help:
DONATE! Whether it is $5 or $50, every little bit helps. In the fiscal year 2012, 91.7% of funds donated went directly towards helping families. Your gift is also tax deductible. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
SHARE! Share the event posts on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! Rally your friends to support this cause.
RALLY! Come to our facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/FitFunatics to see the event unfold and support me as I not only attempt to stay awake for 24 hours, but physically challenging myself for the duration of the day.