Atlanta Restaurants Team Up to Help Send Children with Chronic and Terminal Illnesses and Families to Walt Disney World
ATLANTA – Many of Atlanta’s favorite local restaurants are joining forces to show support for a great cause. From Monday, September 14th through Saturday, September 19th, popular Atlanta eateries will be participating in the first annual Restaurant Week in support of 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. 10% of all sales from participating restaurants during the week-long promotion will go towards Bert’s Big Adventure’s annual trip, as well as support for year-round initiatives such as the Reunion Adventures, the Fairy Godparent volunteer program and additional charitable services.
Bert Weiss, host of Q100’s The Bert Show and co-founder of Bert’s Big Adventure, is thrilled about the upcoming collaboration. “We’re really lucky to be living in a city with an amazing dining scene and true sense of community,” says Weiss. “We’re asking Atlantans to explore and dine out for a great cause at some of our most beloved local eateries found all over town.”
Bert’s Big Adventure’s Inaugural Restaurant Week will include participation from Avellino’s Pizza in Brookhaven and Decatur, Buttermilk Kitchen, YEAH! Burger in West Midtown and Virginia-Highlands, Suwannee Park Tavern in Suwanee, 1Kept in Buckhead and all 25 locations of Taco Mac, all 9 locations of Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, all 8 locations of Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Centers and more.
About Bert’s Big Adventure
Established in 2002, Bert’s Big Adventure 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. To qualify for Bert’s Big Adventure, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®. Following the annual trip, Bert’s Big Adventure
provides year-round support through initiatives such as the 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. Online at www.bertsbigadventure.org, facebook.com/bertsbigadventure and twitter.com/bertsbigadv.