Thursday, February 14, 2013

Xavier Car Smash Fundraiser

UD's Red Scare is sponsoring a Car Smash the day of the UD vs. Xavier game on 2/16/13 starting at 9:00am. Cost is $1 per swing and all proceeds benefit Distance 4 Dreams. Thank you Red Scare and Go UD! Even our friends at D4D Xavier can't be too mad about this event. 

Navada's Wish!!!

Our wish child, Navada, and her family completed their magical week at Give Kids the World Village!!! Thank you to all of your support for our organization this year. We were able to make another child's wish come true!!!

Marathon Weekend!!!!

January 10-13 was the most magical weekend of the year for Distance 4 Dreams. 55 Dreamers made their way to Orlando, FL for the Disney World Marathon Weekend to run "4 NAVADA". The weekend kicked off with a day enjoying the Florida weather by the pool or at the parks. Almost 100 members, alumni, and family gathered in Epcot for an outstanding dinner and light show on Friday night. Saturday morning bright and early the half marathon runners concurred the 13.1 mile course running through Magic Kingdom and Epcot. The remainder of the day was filled with a trip to visit Give Kids The World Village and a tasty pasta dinner. Sunday morning the full marathon runners completed their 26.2 mile quest on a record breaking 86 degree day in the Florida sun. All of the runners completed their respective races and 9 goofy members ran both races and earned the coveted Goofy Race and a Half Challenge medal. Congratulations to all of the runners. It was another magical trip to Disney World. 

Volunteering at Give Kids The World

During the Distance 4 Dreams Disney Marathon Weekend 9 D4D members had the opportunity to volunteer at Give Kids The World Village. It was a magical night for the volunteers who helped with the Winter Wonderland event. Some members helped write letters to Santa, others helped decorate ginger bread cookies, and the lucky ones even got to meet Santa themselves. This was a great opportunity and hopefully one that becomes part of the Disney Weekend tradition. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ASW Christmas Party

Distance 4 Dreams volunteers helped out at the annual A Special Wish Christmas Party on November 16th. Volunteers helped out with everything from setting up to painting faces to dancing as chipmunks. ASW did a wonderful job again with their party and D4D is honored to be able to be a part of the children's holiday season. 

Photo Fun Run!!!

On November 3rd D4D members and Alumni participated in the annual photo fun run around campus. Families dressed up and ran around UD searching for clues. Congratulations to the Alumni team Nemo's Neon for winning the event!

Pancake Breakfast Success!!!

On October 21st D4D held its annual Parent's Weekend Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. All of our members showed up and flipped hundreds of pancakes for hungry parents and students. The fundraiser brought in over $2500 for our wish fund!!! Our wish child Navada even showed up! Thank you to all of our donors and volunteers who made this such a huge success!