For the fifth consecutive year, reality television stars will help make the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses come true by appearing in Hearts of Reality, a three-day event to be held August 2-4 in Celebration, Fla.
More than 140 of the hottest stars from the hit television shows “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” “The Apprentice,” “Big Brother” and more, will reunite with their cast mates and use their celebrity to help raise donations for Central Florida’s Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a nonprofit “storybook” resort that provides weeklong, cost-free, magical vacations to children and their families from around the world.
“We are delighted that the Hearts of Reality television stars will once again share their time and talents with our precious guests,” GKTW President Pamela Landwirth said. “Their participation helps bring awareness to our mission of creating the happiness that inspires hope for children battling a life-threatening illness.”
Hosted by Lexin Capital/Celebration Town Center for the last five years, Hearts of Reality invites reality star enthusiasts to mingle and party with their favorite stars at an autograph signing and a “Land Lovers Luau” in exchange for a $30 donation to GKTW. In addition to the funds collected during the weekend, the stars also will personally raise money by posting on their social media sites and asking fans, friends and family to contribute to the cause, which will accept donations from now until the official close of the fundraiser on November 11.
GKTW’s own stars, the wish children and their families, will also have the chance to meet the celebrities during a special visit to the Village. The reality stars will tour the 70-acre Village and then help host the charity’s weekly Pirates & Princesses party. At last year’s party dressed in costume with tiaras and toy swords, the television stars reversed roles with the children by asking for autographs from the young, true-life heroes.
Participants scheduled to attend Hearts of Reality include: Ian Terry (Big Brother 14); Caite Upton (The Amazing Race); Hayden Moss (Winner – Big Brother 12); Oscar “Ozzy” Lusth (Survivor: Cook Islands); Special Agent Phillip Sheppard (Survivor: Caramoan); Judson “Fabio” Birza (Winner – Survivor: Nicaragua); Robert Carlo “Boston Rob” Mariano (Survivor, The Amazing Race); and many more.
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