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TallMumHP 12-27-2012 10:18 AM

GKTW Online Fundraiser: A Walk Around the Worlds for Give Kids the World
 
A Half-Marathon Walking Around World Showcase on Presidents Day

I have created a fund-raiser for Give Kids the World. It is kind of unique in that I came up with the idea and created the event. Let me explain.

First, the beneficiary: Give Kids the World – a 70-acre, non-profit “storybook” resort, located near Disney World, where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacations. I love the idea and know from first-hand experience what a little bit of magic can do to boost the optimism and well-being of a critically sick person and their families. And, they serve ice cream for breakfast!

Second, the challenge: So what am I doing? This February, Presidents Day, my partner and I are going to walk around the Epcot World Showcase at Walt Disney World, 10 times! That is more than a half-marathon! Our event is called “A Walk around the Worlds for Give Kids the World.” Cool huh?

Third, what you can do: Go to my first-giving, web page (http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/WARW4GKTW/2012) to check out the video that will give you more information about Give Kids the World, and if you feel like it, sponsor us.

If your in the park come look for us. Hmm! Not sure exactly how you will identify us. Perhaps this helps, I am 6'2" and wll probably be wearing a white baseball cap. Darn! Should have bought a Give Kids the World T-Shirt!

*NikkiBell* 12-27-2012 02:39 PM

Great challenge! I'll add it to our official list of events. :thumbsup2

TallMumHP 01-10-2013 09:39 PM

Got mentioned on the latest podcast. That was fun.

TallMumHP 01-30-2013 03:40 PM

Only 18 Days till we walk! Have been going for three mile walks each morning up here in Boston to get ready. Brrr! It has been anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees the past few days. Looking forward to warmer weather. On weekends, we double up the walk to get more miles in.

Look for us on Presidents Day at World Shocase, EPCOT. We will start at 11:00 and I estimate we will be walking until about 3:30 - 4:00 PM.

*NikkiBell* 02-11-2013 03:16 PM

Just one week away from this great fundraiser for GKTW! Let's all support Helen and Maria!

TallMumHP 02-18-2013 09:39 AM

We will begin our walk as soon as we finish our pastries in Les Halle's . .. Long French name patisserie. I think we will have raised our goal of $1000 after matching gifts come in. Will provide an update later today. I think it will take us at least 3 hours, maybe 4. It is about a half marathon.

TallMumHP 02-18-2013 10:09 AM

Got to Italy started shopping. This could take a while. LOL.

TallMumHP 02-18-2013 10:47 AM

Round 2 done! Shopping in England for a hat.

TallMumHP 02-18-2013 11:09 AM

Round 3. Done.

TallMumHP 02-18-2013 11:21 AM

Heard the Voices of Liberty doing their President's day special performance.

TallMumHP 02-18-2013 11:37 AM

In the middle of 5. Getting crowded.

wdwscout 02-18-2013 12:09 PM

Keeping going- you're doing GREAT!!! :cool1:

TallMumHP 02-18-2013 12:28 PM

On.round 7.

TallMumHP 02-18-2013 12:49 PM

Round 8 in progress. Picked up a fast pass for maelstrom.

TallMumHP 02-18-2013 01:08 PM

Coming up on 9. Running out of juice. Borne my cell phone. Stopped for a photo with Duffy just for the gang at the DIS.


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