( ENSPIRE Community Spotlight ) This Year Avalon Decided to Partner Up With Bert’s Big Adventure for their Fifth Annual “Noon to Night“
On Thursday, September 19, 2019, Bert’s Big Adventure will be hosted their annual event in Alpharetta, GA. The event had a lot of special guests, as well as a fashion show that has been the talk of the town since the event was founded.
Noon to Night was created to provide kids from the program with a magical experience outside of their normal medical routines, encouraging them to step onto the runway and enjoy their moment in the spotlight.
Families from all different spectrums of the world come to this event to show support for the children who are struggling with their reality of being in hospitals daily and just want to encourage those children that they can have a life outside of whatever medical conditions that they are facing.
“This night raises money for Bert’s Big Adventure but it also does so much for the self-esteem of our kids,” said Kristin Klingshirn, co-host and entertainment news director for The Bert Show. “Last year one of my favorite moments happened backstage with our kiddo Destiny, who said to me, ‘I am different, I am beautiful, and so are you.”
“We are proud to once again partner with Bert’s Big Adventure to curate this unique fashion show and give kids from the program an opportunity to relish their moment in the spotlight,” said Cayley Mullen, hospitality and marketing manager at Avalon. “Each year, Noon to Night adds a new layer of magic to the show and has become our most popular annual event. Our team looks forward to celebrating another inspiring year with the community.”
Last year the event broke their own record by having $70,000 donations for the nonprofit. Bert’s Big Adventure was founded in 2002 by radio host Bert Weiss. Bert’s Big Adventure is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides an all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.