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Thursday, February 16, 2012

BERT’S BIG ADVENTURE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF SENDING “STARS” TO WALT DISNEY WORLD WITH 2012 SEND-OFF PARTY THURSDAY, FEB. 16


BERT’S BIG ADVENTURE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF SENDING “STARS” TO WALT DISNEY WORLD WITH 2012 SEND-OFF PARTY THURSDAY, FEB. 16


Meet the 2012 Families at Hollywood-Sized Party; Big Announcement for 2013 to be Revealed


WHAT: Bert’s Big Adventure families, friends and supporters will gather at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport Thursday, Feb. 16 to kick-off an unforgettable trip with a party fit for the stars. Celebrating its 10th anniversary of sending children with chronic and terminal illnesses to Walt Disney World®, Bert’s Big Adventure has pulled out all the stops for the 2012 kick-off event and will make a major announcement for next year’s trip.

Children will enjoy Nintendo Wii entertainment by Amusement Masters, outrageous hair styling by Bedazzle-Do, special VIP section just for kids by Carter’s/OshKosh B’Gosh®, inflatable bounce houses , Disney characters, face painting and magicians. Parents and adults will receive celebrity treatment with hair and make-up applications by Balance Salon, and mini massages. Children’s eyes will light up when they spot their names on Bert’s Big Adventure’s personalized Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Outdoing itself in its 10th year, Bert’s Big Adventure will make surprise reveals for select families. Past reveals have included a fully-loaded handicapped accessible minivan for a single-mother, a dream wedding of a lifetime for a couple who had spent their life-savings on medical bills and an unbelievable home makeover. Planned by Posh Tot Events, this is one event you don’t want to miss; join the fun, laughter, excitement and tears of joy that all take place at this incredible send-off.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

5:30 a.m. “The Bert Show” live broadcast begins

6:30 a.m. Media check-in opens

10 a.m. Families depart for ExpressJet hangar

10:30 a.m. Red carpet departure at ExpressJet hangar with Disney characters, Bert’s Big Adventure staff and families

Noon Families depart for Walt Disney World

WHO: Bert and Stacey Weiss, co-founders of Bert’s Big Adventure

2012 Bert’s Big Adventure children:

Bree B. Age 5 Newnan

Brianna E. Age 6 Douglasville

Elizabeth O. Age 5 Thomaston

Gabe A. Age 11 Woodstock

Hunter W. Age 12 Gainesville

Jainah R. Age 8 Morrow

Jordan S. Age 5 Canton

Linda C. Age 11 Kennesaw

Marie S. Age 5 Atlanta

Megan M. Age 10 Dalton

Noah M. Age 5 Flowery Branch

Will A. Age 5 Kathleen

ExpressJet Hangar, 990 Toffie Terrace, Atlanta, GA 30354

MORE: Bert's Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to allow children, 5 to 12 years, with a chronic or terminal illness to experience a weekend with their families at Walt Disney World® as their guests . The trip serves all children living in “The Bert Show” radio listening area (All the Hits Q100, 99.7 FM) in metro Atlanta, who prove financial need and who have never been to Walt Disney World. Through the Walt Disney World trip and additional events scheduled throughout the year, Bert’s Big Adventure gives families the chance to experience the land where “dreams come true” in a way that they would not be able to without their help.

Website: www.bertsbigadventure.org | Facebook: www.facebook.com/bertsbigadventure | Twitter: www.twitter.com/bertsbigadv


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