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BERT’S BIG ADVENTURE NOW ACCEPTING 2022 APPLICATIONS



Nonprofit Opens Applications and Nominations to Take Children with Chronic and Terminal Illnesses and Their Families to Walt Disney World®


ATLANTA — 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, is excited to announce they are now accepting applications and nominations for their 2022 trip. Throughout the entire trip, these families will receive a VIP experience, including airfare, hotel, souvenirs, private character visits and dining, all-access passes to the Walt Disney World parks, dessert parties and more.


"We couldn't be more excited to be opening applications and welcoming a new group of deserving children and their families to our growing Bert's Big Adventure family," says Bert's Big Adventure founder and host of "The Bert Show," Bert Weiss. "We can't wait to treat them like VIPs throughout the entire five-day trip and continue that support them through our year-round programming."


To qualify, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, be diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, and have never been to Walt Disney World®. The family must prove financial need and live in the radio listening area of “The Bert Show”, a nationally syndicated morning radio show based in Atlanta, Georgia. Applications are currently accepted from the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Beaumont, TX; Brunswick, GA; Casper, WY; Charleston, SC; Chattanooga, TN; Columbus, MS; Dothan, AL; Eugene, OR; Flint, MI; Fort Wayne, IN; Harrisburg, PA; Kansas City, MO; Lexington, KY; Macon, GA; Mobridge, SD; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Oklahoma City, OK; Pierre, SD; Prestonsburg, KY; Shreveport, LA; St.Florian/Florence, AL; Toledo, OH, Wichita Falls, TX and Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton, PA listening areas.

Bert’s Big Adventure has taken more than 230 children and their families on this trip of a lifetime. The organization has grown to become a support system nationwide, providing year-round support through various programs such as Family Reunion Adventures, the Fairy Godparent Volunteer Program and additional charitable services.


The complete application and nomination forms are now available online for the 2022 trip*. There is also an option to nominate families anonymously. All applications must be submitted by September 10, 2021. 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. Families who are selected will be notified no later than January 10, 2022.


For more information on how to nominate a child and/or family or apply for your own family, please visit https:// bertsbigadventure.org/nominate-a-child-or-apply/.


*To ensure the safety of all families and staff, the Bert's Big Adventure 2022 Walt Disney World® trip could be postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bert's Big Adventure will follow the guidelines, recommendations and policies of the CDC and our medical advisory committee.


About Bert’s Big Adventure

Established in 2002 by Bert Weiss, host of nationally syndicated morning radio show, "The Bert Show," 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. Visit Bert’s Big Adventure online at www.bertsbigadventure.org, facebook.com/bertsbigadventure, instagram.com/bertsbigadv/ and twitter.com/bertsbigadv

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