This November, I will be participating in the annual IAAPA Footprints from the Heart 5K Run/1 Mile Walk with other amusement industry professionals, as part of the IAAPA Expo. I'll be running with my Alcorn McBride teammates! For those of you who know me, running isn't likely the first thing that comes to mind -- and if I am, it's generally a good idea to keep up (who knows what's chasing me?!), but this is for GKTW, and they're a remarkably special cause.
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 170,000 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.