This November, I will be participating in the annual IAAPA Footprints from the Heart 5K Run/1K Walk with other amusement industry professionals, as part of the IAAPA Attractions Expo.
Throughout my career, I have supported this fantastic organization in their goal to bring smiles to those children and families who are facing the most heartbreaking of circumstances. I have always been happy to support their mission and I am so glad to have to opportunity to work with them once again during my first visit to IAAPA!
The goal of this charity event is to raise funds for Give Kids The World Village. Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort located near Central Florida’s most beloved attractions. At the Village, children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free dream vacations, complete with accommodations in whimsical villas, transportation, donated attraction tickets, meals and much more. Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has welcomed more than 160,000 families from all 50 states and 76 countries.
The race is taking place at Give Kids The World Village, so I will get to see the impact of your donations first-hand. I hope you’ll support me and this very worthy cause.