For the 5th year we have accepted the challenge to raise money for Give Kids The World Village.
Every day, this nonprofit “storybook” resort provides cost-free vacations to children and families battling critical illnesses, and we believe those vacations create happiness and hope when these families need it most.
When a child is diagnosed with a critical illness, their family’s life become full of unexpected and unpredictable challenges, from doctor appointments to hospital stays and medical treatments.
But for one week, children and families have the chance to laugh, play and simply spend time together – both at the Village and at Central Florida’s world-class theme parks and attractions.
Give Kids The World Village becomes a home-away-from-home during their once-in-a-lifetime trip and it doesn’t cost the families a cent.
That’s why we’re taking on the Challenge for Hope. On December 8, we’ll join fellow Challengers at the Village, as we walk, run, roll, or stroll through a 5K that captures the magic families experience during their stay.
We were at Give Kids the World from 1/9 -1/14/1996 with our 10 year old son Ryan. The photo above is the star Ryan wrote his name on and it was placed in the ceiling of the Castle. There are over 100,000 stars in the ceiling of the castle. It is amazing to see!
Thank you from all of us and the great kids you’re going to help!
Wayne and Roxanne Covillo