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For the fifth consecutive year, reality television stars will help make the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses come true by appearing in Hearts of Reality, a three-day event to be held August 2-4 in Celebration, Fla. More than 140 of the hottest stars from the hit television shows “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” “The Apprentice,” “Big Brother” and more, will reunite with their cast mates and use their celebrity to help raise donations for Central Florida’s Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a nonprofit “storybook” resort that provides weeklong, cost-free, magical vacations to children and their families from around the world.
“We are delighted that the Hearts of Reality television stars will once again share their time and talents with our precious guests,” GKTW President Pamela Landwirth said. “Their participation helps bring awareness to our mission of creating the happiness that inspires hope for children battling a life-threatening illness.”
Hosted by Lexin Capital/Celebration Town Center for the last five years, Hearts of Reality invites reality star enthusiasts to mingle and party with their favorite stars at an autograph signing and a “Land Lovers Luau” in exchange for a $30 donation to GKTW. In addition to the funds collected during the weekend, the stars also will personally raise money by posting on their social media sites and asking fans, friends and family to contribute to the cause, which will accept donations from now until the official close of the fundraiser on November 11. Celebration details HERE: celebrationtowncenter.com/events/
GKTW’s own stars, the wish children and their families, will also have the chance to meet the celebrities during a special visit to the Village. The reality stars will tour the 70-acre Village and then help host the charity’s weekly Pirates & Princesses party. At last year’s party dressed in costume with tiaras and toy swords, the television stars reversed roles with the children by asking for autographs from the young, true-life heroes.
Participants scheduled to attend Hearts of Reality include: Ian Terry (Big Brother 14); Caite Upton (The Amazing Race); Hayden Moss (Winner – Big Brother 12); Oscar “Ozzy” Lusth (Survivor: Cook Islands); Special Agent Phillip Sheppard (Survivor: Caramoan); Judson “Fabio” Birza (Winner – Survivor: Nicaragua); Robert Carlo “Boston Rob” Mariano (Survivor, The Amazing Race); and many more.
To support your favorite reality star with a donation to GKTW, visit http://www.firstgiving.com/
About Give Kids The World
Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 120,000 families from all 50 states and over 70 countries. Visit www.gktw.org for more information on GKTW and its mission.
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