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August 2, 2015

Kevin Bacon Joins Give Kids the World to Launch Ice Cream Challenge


Actor Kevin Bacon launches the Ice Cream Challenge (#GKTWChallenge) 
BACON VISITS RESORT FOR CHILDREN WITH LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESSES 

July 27, 2015 – Kissimmee, FL – Actor Kevin Bacon today visited Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit resort for children with life-threatening illnesses, to launch the organization’s Ice Cream Challenge (#GKTWChallenge). 


Bacon squared off against one of the resort’s young guests to see who could eat the most ice cream in six seconds. The loser had to donate $6 to Give Kids The World Village, a 74-acre resort where children with serious illnesses and their families are treated to dream vacations at no cost. Bacon, star of Footloose and the The Following, lost the challenge and made his donation on the spot. 

Bacon is founder of SixDegrees.org, which encourages celebrities to use their fame to benefit worthy causes, such as Give Kids The World Village. 
He visited the Village to highlight the fact that everyone is connected by six degrees or less to a child with a life-threatening illness. Give Kids The World Village is located near Orlando and hosts more than 7,400 families a year. The week-long vacations are free to guests and include complimentary passes to the area’s theme parks and other attractions. 

The Ice Cream Challenge (#GKTWChallenge) is a social media and fundraising campaign the organization hopes will raise contributions for, and awareness of, the work it does. 

Now, it’s your turn to help the Village and the amazing kids it serves. Challenge your friends and family to the #GKTWChallenge. To get involved, go to www.gktw.org/bacon

About Give Kids The World Village 
Give Kids The World Village (GKTW Village) is a 74-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW Village provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a week-long, cost-free, fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World Village has welcomed more than 138,000 families from all 50 states and 75 countries. For our latest news, visit www.GiveKidsTheWorld.org.