Bert’s Big Adventure annual holiday reunion adventure at Phipps Plaza brings happiness and a little holiday cheer to kids and families. 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.
This reunion was generously sponsored by Santaat Phipps, Davio’sNorthern Italian Steakhouse, LEGOLANDDiscovery Center Atlanta, KenScott Magic, SpaSydell, CajaPoporn. Miss Teen America, Lindsay Dobbs, and Miss Jr. Teen America, Madison Laprade, were in attendance helping the kids make ornaments. Last but not least, nearly 25 volunteers from Carter’s/OshKoshB’gosh were on hand helping the kids decorate holiday stockings.
*Photos provided by Rustic White Photography.