ATLANTA - “Wear a little, give a lot!” On Saturday, December 8 Atlanta Santa Speedo Run invites the city to come together in Midtown to run a mile in their Speedos and holiday-inspired swimwear for Bert’s Big Adventure. Participants and spectators are encouraged to take part in the pre-party happening at Hudson Grille Midtown. Everyone can celebrate with a drink, enjoy music by DJ Yvonne Money and kick-off the best swimsuit winter fun run benefiting a great cause.
Bert’s Big Adventure is 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. The 9th annual Atlanta Santa Speedo Run raised over $70,000 for this wonderful cause. This year, the run aims to raise $100,000 for the local nonprofit.
“Our goal is to offer hope when there is little and to ease the burden caused by chronic and terminal illnesses in children. The funds raised by the participants of the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run will make a huge impact on these families and will help create memories with the child that will last the family a lifetime,” said Bert Weiss, founder of Bert’s Big Adventure and host of Q100's The Bert Show.
Registration for the run is $25 and participants are asked to raise a minimum of $250 to participate. Various prizes will be awarded to multiple categories such as Top Fundraiser, Super Santas and Best Couple Costume.
For more information about the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run, including how to become a participant or sponsor, please visit www.atlantasantaspeedorun.org.
About Atlanta Santa Speedo Run Inc.
The mission of the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run is to raise funds for those less fortunate through the support of local charitable service organizations while providing a fun, non-competitive athletic event that brings people together to celebrate their community.
About Bert’s Big Adventure
Established in 2002, Bert’s Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expens- es-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 Godpar- ent 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.