Thursday, August 30, 2012

Minnie 5K 2012

Distance 4 Dreams will have its 5th annual Minnie 5K race on campus on Saturday, September 8, 2012! All of the proceeds benefit the Distance 4 Dreams organization in sending children to Walt Disney World through A Special Wish Foundation. 

Participants will experience the first and most magical 5K at UD during the 2012 school year. Runners and walkers be able to participate in the fun pre and post race activities, be cheered on and inspired by Disney music along the course, get an awesome t-shirt, have the opportunity to win awesome prizes, and be an integral part of helping a child's wish come true!!! 

Race Registration - $15
BONUS - Race Registration + D4D Thermos - $20
Online Registration can be made at:
Registration in person can be turned in to D4D Table Hours on Sept. 4-7 at the table by the Kennedy Union Fountain from 11AM-2PM. 
Payment can be made by cash, check (made out to Distance4Dreams), Flyer Express (at table hours), or through credit card online. 

Race Info:
Packet Pick-up can be made at Table Hours by the Kennedy Union Fountain from 11AM-2PM on Friday, Sept. 7
Day of Registration will begin at 8:45AM outside the front entrance of the UD RecPlex with the race beginning at 10am. Post-race activities will occur in Humanities Plaza at the conclusion of the race.

Questions should be directed to

Welcome Back to Campus

By Sunday, August 19 all of our Dreamers arrived back to UD for another amazing year of wish granting. It is great to see everyone's excitement. We are looking forward to our best year yet!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dayton Dragons Fundraiser

Distance for Dreams is raffling off a private box suite for the Saturday, April 21, 2012 game at 7:10 pm vs. Quad City River Bandits (A St. Louis Cardinals affiliate).  This includes 15 tickets to the game, an indoor viewing area complete with leather seats to stay comfortable, as well as an outdoor viewing area to get a true game-atmosphere. The winner will be chosen on April 9, 2012 and contacted via phone to allow enough time to invite friends and co-workers. 

How much are Raffle Tickets?
-A $20 donation is 1 raffle ticket, a $50 donation is 3 tickets, and a $100 donation is 8 raffle tickets and the winner of the drawing will receive the suite. (Splitting up the raffle ticket is acceptable ex. 4 people chip in $5 to buy 1 ticket etc.).   These tickets can be purchased by donating online before April 9th  (using our donate online tab to the left), or by mailing a donation to:
Dr. Phil Anloague
C/o Distance 4 Dreams
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-2925 

Help us to raise as much money as possible so that we can work with A Special Wish Foundation to grant as many wishes as possible for children with life threatening illnesses!

Meeting Colton and his Family!

On Saturday, February 4th, Distance 4 Dreams had a party at the Hangar on Campus for their sponsored wish child, Colton, and his family.  Colton and his family made the trip to UD so that they and D4D members could meet and share their stories from their amazing trip to Disney.  It was an amazing day for everyone and D4D members were humbled to learn what all their work had meant for Colton and his family. 
     Colton’s mother shared these thoughts about D4D:  It warms our hearts to know Distance 4 Dreams chose Cole to sponsor for his Special Wish. There are so many kids that face unimaginable health battles and to have an organization that strives to provide for a week of inspiration and happiness is incredible. We are extremely grateful and have told many friends and family members about D4D and encouraged them to donate, so through your efforts, more kids can be given an experience that will have lasting joy through the memories created. You may feel it was a small thing to do for us, but you have no idea what it means to know that people care and support such special kids and their families. Thank you!

Thank you Colton for inspiring all of D4D and so many others!

Intramural Champions Again!

Congratulations go out again to Distance 4 Dream’s Intramural Teams!  D4D recently brought home champions’ t-shirts in Sand Volleyball, Dodgeball and Floor Hockey.  This is D4D’s second year in a row with a Dodgeball Championship.  And D4D brought its total number of intramural championships up to 4 for this school year!  Keep up the winning trend everyone and good job with the cross-training!

Disney Weekend

D4D at Give Kids the World Village
Distance 4 Dreams recently completed another unforgettable and amazing Disney Weekend Trip!  D4D members took part in both the Disney Half and Full Marathons running every step for Colton, the child who’s wish D4D was able to grant with the help of the Dayton Branch of A Special Wish Foundation.  Colton and his family were able to enjoy an amazing week at the Give Kids the World Village and visit the Disney and Universal Parks.  On the weekend trip, Distance 4 Dreams enjoyed and amazing dinner and Illuminations show at Epcot, toured Give Kids the World, and enjoyed the Disney Parks.

Pancake Breakfast 2012!

D4D recently put on its annual pancake breakfast for the UD community and their families over Parent’s Weekend.  The breakfast was a huge success thanks to everyone who donated, volunteered and came out to fill up on pancakes.  D4D was able to raise over $2600 in one morning thanks to all of you!  We look forward to seeing everyone for Parent’s Weekend 2013!!!