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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BERT’S BIG ADVENTURE SELECTS 2013 FAMILIES FOR FEBRUARY TRIP

BERT’S BIG ADVENTURE SELECTS 2013 FAMILIES FOR FEBRUARY TRIP

ATLANTA – Bert’s Big Adventure, the Atlanta-based nonprofit, is sharing a big announcement! After sorting through hundreds of applications with careful consideration, the Bert’s Big Adventure selection committee has picked thirteen (13) children with chronic and terminal illnesses to travel to Walt Disney World® this February 21-25, 2013, along with their families. The all-expenses-paid trip marks the organization’s 11th annual adventure and begins with a limo ride to the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport. There, Bert’s Big Adventure hosts an early morning live broadcast of “The Bert Show” and a send-off party for the lucky families! Following the broadcast, the kids and their families will then enjoy a private, chartered flight that is kindly donated by ExpressJet, from Atlanta to Orlando. Alongside members of “The Bert Show” and the Bert’s Big Adventure staff, the families will spend five days making a lifetime of memories.
                                                               
“This year’s kids are from ‘The Bert Show’ listening areas, including Indianapolis, Nashville and Atlanta,” says the organization’s namesake and host of ‘The Bert Show’, Bert Weiss. “Even though they are miles apart and don’t know each other yet, the one thing they all have in common is they face difficult obstacles every day. It’s our dream to help them leave these challenges behind, make lifelong memories with their families and create togetherness and a network of support for the future.”

The experience for these families goes beyond Cinderella’s castle walls. Upon return, and thanks to years of support from corporate sponsors, fundraisers, and individual members of the Atlanta community, Bert’s Big Adventure can provide their 2013 guests with much more than one adventure. Through a series of family reunions and other events held throughout the year, new and former Bert’s Big Adventure families join together and become part of a larger group who share the same difficulties.

There are always ways to support the initiatives of Bert’s Big Adventure, financially and otherwise. It’s simple to make a monetary donation at www.bertsbigadventure.org/donate, but the nonprofit has also compiled a wish list of both small and large ticket items that are essential to hosting this VIP trip. Donations range from Disney pajamas and iPods to gift cards, and no contribution is too small. To see the full wish list, visit www.bertsbigadventure.org/donate/wish-list.

About Bert’s Big Adventure
Established in 2002, Bert’s Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify for Bert’s Big Adventure, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®.  Following the annual trip, Bert’s Big Adventure provides year-round support through initiatives such as the Reunion Adventures, the Fairy Godparent volunteer program and additional charitable services. The trip and programs create a community of families that establish lasting friendships with others facing similar challenges, providing them with magical moments. www.bertsbigadventure.org | facebook.com/bertsbigadventure | twitter.com/bertsbigadv

Media Contact:  Tara Murphy | Brianna Wagenbrenner - 360 Media, Inc. - 404.577.8686 or info@360media.net

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