Saturday, March 19, 2011

Power of 10: Give Kids the World One Million Dollar Challenge



I believe this is a really great cause, and I am posting this Sorcerer Radio press release to help spread the word about "Power of 10: Give Kids the World One Million Dollar Challenge."  Read here to find out how you can make Disney Dreams come true for children with life threatening illnesses and their families.

SORCERER RADIO NETWORK JOINS "THE POWER OF 10: GIVE KIDS THE WORLD ONE MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE"

Orlando, FL - March 7, 2011 - The Sorcerer Radio Network, a fan-run Disney station and Live365 Editor's Pick, joins the Disney fan community in raising funds for "The Power of 10: Give Kids the World One Million Dollar Challenge."

Aljon Go, Sorcerer Radio station manager says, "We started mentioning 'The Power of 10' campaign on-air as well as on-line in February and will step up our efforts by producing these spots to further promote this worthwhile cause. Myself and the staff of Sorcerer Radio are touched by all the stories about Give Kids the World's good deeds as well as the efforts by Disney fans worldwide that I wanted our station to somehow get involved. By helping spread the word we can help them reach their goal and bring a bit more magic to those families who need it the most."

Listeners can expect to hear fully produced public service announcements beginning next week (3/14/11). Podcasters, bloggers and other Disney fan sites will be able to download these announcements free of charge beginning 3/14/11 in order to promote this worthwhile cause. Those interested in downloading the spots for use on their sites, podcasts or livestream can e-mail Aljon Go at WDWTikiRoom(at)SRSounds.com and check back with the main website http://www.srsounds.com/.

About The Power of 10

We are a group of Disney fans who want to help share our passion for Disney with those who need it most: children with life threatening illnesses and their families. When these children ask to visit Walt Disney World through organizations like the Make-A-Wish foundation, many times those organizations reach out to Give Kids The World to make that wish a reality.

Our goal is simple. We’re looking for 10,000 people who are willing to commit to asking 10 friends to donate $10 to Give Kids the World. If we can accomplish that seemingly simple task, we will raise $1M to help this worthy organization in their mission to turn no child away.

Learn more HERE.

Ways to Donate:

Text the word DISGKTW to 50555 - you will send a $10 donation directly to Give Kids the World via mGive.org

This is a great way to get your 10 friends to donate $10. Charges appear on your phone bill and 100% of donations are sent directly to GKTW!


About Give Kids the World

The story of Give Kids The World begins with a little girl with a wish and the desire of one man to make that wish come true.

The little girl's name was Amy. Amy had leukemia and one wish - to visit the theme parks in Orlando. To facilitate Amy's wish, the request of a complimentary stay was made to a respected hotelier. As he had done many times before, the hotelier gladly obliged and Amy's wish was that much closer to being realized. Sadly, the remainder of Amy's travel plans took too long to arrange and her wish was never granted; Amy had passed away. Time simply ran out.

This unfulfilled wish inspired a man, the hotelier, to make a vow that no child in need would ever be failed again. That man was Henri Landwirth and his desire to ensure that Amy's story would never repeat itself is where the story of Give Kids The World begins.

Landwirth enlisted the support of colleagues in the hospitality industry, including our world-famous theme parks, to assist him in bringing these special families to Central Florida within 24 hours if need be. He called the project “Give Kids The World,” because that is just what he intended to do - provide memorable, magical, cost-free experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

As the program expanded and the number of families continued to grow, it was apparent that Give Kids The World would need to create a place that could better serve the special needs of our families. The gates of Give Kids The World Village opened in 1989.

Today the Village is a 70-acre resort complete with over 140 Villa accommodations, entertainment attractions, whimsical venues, and fun specifically designed for children with special needs.

With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 100,000 families from all 50 states and over 70 countries.

For over 15 years, the Mother and Child logo captured the loving, compassionate and nurturing aspects of Give Kids The World. The original logo not only portrays the corporate identity of Give Kids The World, but it also represents the rich heritage and caring spirit that dwells throughout the entire Village.

In 2002, a second logo was uniquely created to represent the whimsical feeling Give Kids The World gives to our special Wish Families, kind Volunteers, and generous friends, in addition to complimenting the warm feeling that the Mother and Child logo has instilled since 1986. The colorful Village logo renders the playful side of Give Kids The World, and combined with the Mother and Child logo, symbolizes the happiness that inspires hope for all who enter.

For more please visit the site HERE.

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