Bert’s Big Adventure, a 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, is now accepting applications and nominations for children to join the magic on the 2020 trip.
“We look forward to welcoming a new group of children and their families to our growing Bert’s Big Adventure family,” says Bert’s Big Adventure founder and host of “The Bert Show,” Bert Weiss. “Our families are so special to us. They’re treated like VIPs throughout the entire five-day trip and the support continues at all year round”
In order to qualify, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, be diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, and have never been to Walt Disney World. The family must prove financial need and live in the radio listening area of “The Bert Show,” a nationally syndicated morning radio show based in Atlanta. Applications are currently accepted from the following cities: Atlanta, GA, Beaumont, TX, Brunswick, GA, Casper, WY, Charleston, SC, Columbus, MS, Dothan, AL, Eugene, OR, Flint, MI, Fort Wayne, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Kansas City, MO, Lansing, MI, Lexington, KY, Macon, GA, Mobridge, SD, Nashville, TN, Pierre, SD, Shreveport, LA, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA.
Bert’s Big Adventure has grown to become a support system for more than 215 children and their families na-tionwide, providing year-round support through various programs such as Reunion Adventures, the Fairy Godparent volunteer program and additional charitable services.
The complete application and nomination forms are now available. There is also an option to anonymously nominate families. All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The selection process is not based on votes, and only one nomination per child will be accepted. Families do not have to be nominated to apply. Families who are selected will be notified no later than Friday, January 10, 2020.
For more information on how to nominate a child and/or family or apply for your own family, please visit bertsbigadventure.org/nominate-a-child-or-apply/.