Due North: Nominate and Apply for Bert’s Big Adventure by Oct. 13

unspecified-1BERT’S BIG ADVENTURE is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that grants all-expenses paid, five-day adventures to Walt Disney World for children between the ages of 5 and 12 with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. Bert Weiss, the host of All the Hits Q100’s “The Bert Show” on 99.7 FM radio, cofounded the nonprofit in 2002. In order to announce recipients in January 2017, Bert’s Big Adventure is now accepting applications and nominations for its 15th year of bringing smiles and joy to children’s faces. All entries must be postmarked or submitted electronically by Oct. 13.

In addition to the annual February trip to Walt Disney World, Bert’s Big Adventure gives year-round assistance through programs such as Reunion Adventures for the nominated children and families, as well as the Fairy Godparent volunteer program. The trip and programs build a community of families that establish lasting friendships with others facing similar challenges, and the smiles created are nearly magical. bertsbigadventure.org 

written by Matthew Jordan | photo courtesy of CASSANDRA YOUNG