Bert’s Big [DISNEY] Adventure! Now Accepting Nominations


Bert’s Big Adventure is now accepting applications and nominations from the Charleston area for children and their families to join the magic on their 2023 trip!

Bert’s Big Adventure

Bert’s Big Adventure provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. Next year will be even more magical as the organization will be celebrating its 20th trip!

To qualify, children must be ages 5-12, be diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, and have never been to Walt Disney World. Additionally, applicants must prove financial need and live in the radio listening area of The Bert Show. Tune in to 95sx Hit Music Now for The Bert Show — a nationally syndicated morning radio show based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Applications must be submitted no later than September 7th, 2022. There is also an option to nominate families anonymously. 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.

Selected families will be notified no later than January 10, 2023.

Bert’s Big Adventure

Bert’s Big Adventure (founded in 2002 by Bert Weiss, host of “The Bert Show”) is a 501(c)(3) 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.

Throughout the five-day journey, these families will receive an incredible VIP experience to include: airfare, hotel, souvenirs, private character visits, dining, all-access passes to the Walt Disney World parks, dessert and dance parties, and so much more!

“When we started Bert’s Big Adventure 20 years ago, our initial goal was to provide deserving children and their families with an escape from doctors, hospital visits, and daily struggles by providing them with a trip away from it all. Since our start, it has become so much more than just our annual trip; it’s grown into a support system nationwide with year-round aid through various programs for our 250 families. Without the continued support over the decades, we wouldn’t be celebrating our 20th trip next year. I’m forever grateful for everyone who has made this organization what it is today,” exclaims Weiss.

Following the annual trip, Bert’s Big Adventure provides year-round support through initiatives such as the Family Reunion Adventures, the Fairy Godparent Volunteer Program, and additional charitable services. The trip and programs create a community of families
that establish lasting friendships with others facing similar challenges.

Applications are currently accepted from the following cities:
Amarillo, TX; Atlanta, GA; Beaumont, TX; Charleston, SC; Chattanooga, TN; Columbus, MS; Des Moines, IA; Dothan, AL; Eugene, OR; Flint, MI; Fort Wayne, IN; Harrisburg, PA; Kansas City, MO; Lake City, FL; Lexington, KY; Macon, GA; Mobridge, SD; Nashville, TN; Pierre, SD; St.Florian/Florence, AL; Toledo, OH; Wichita Falls, TX; and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA listening areas.

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