It’s the next 2013 Changemaker Nomination suggested by a chocolate lover like you!
Congratulations to Julie Adelman: www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/julie-adelman-gktw/wdwmarathonweekend2014
Here’s what JoDee has to say about this fearless individual:
“Quotes from Julie’s page:
‘For those who know me, know I am a dedicated mother to three wonderful young men. Being a single mother, I know what it is like to balance a career, children, children’s school work, and scouting efforts, but I am also actively serving our country in the United States Air Force Reserves. Add into the mix a training schedule that has me preparing for a new and amazing adventure…..
In January of 2014, I will be running the Walt Disney World® Marathon/Half Marathon as part of the Run GKTW (Give Kids the World) Team… Additionally, I am dedicating this run to my father, who passed in August 2012, and my friend, David, who died May 8th, 2013, of cancer. My goal is to raise $3,000 for Give Kids The World, a non-profit that exists solely to fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. These deserving families are treated to week long fantasy vacations to Central Florida where accommodations, attraction tickets, entertainment, meals and more are all provided at no cost.’
There is so much to say about what Julie is trying to accomplish and why…she is only 57% of the way to her goal as of today and your help would mean the world to her.
Thank you for considering a donation to her cause :-)”
A little more info:
“About Give Kids The World: The most magical sound in the world is that of a child’s laughter. That is what fills the air at Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a fanciful, carefree retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their deserving families.
GKTW is a 70-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort located near Central Florida’s most beloved attractions. While at the Village children and their families are treated to weeklong cost-free fantasy vacations, complete with accommodations in whimsical villas, transportation, donated attractions tickets, meals and much more. These children learn that dreams really do come true as they and their families and immersed in joy, love and hope for a few unforgettable happy days- a most welcomed escape from the weight of their challenging circumstances.
Since 1986, GKTW has hosted families from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. The extraordinary, life-changing experience that GKTW offers is a gift made possible only thorough the generosity of countless corporations and individuals like you.
About Julie: Dedicated to running my first half marathon with Karen Bonk. For many reasons. To celebrate our upcoming 40th bdays. To give back to GKTW for their role in Patricks life. To remind self that life is short. In memory of my father & friend, David.”