Disney Parks Blog has announced the next set of winners for the Disney Magic Makers contest which continues through October 1, 2021, as The Walt Disney Company celebrates the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary.
- Disney Magic Makers is a nationwide search to recognize and celebrate local heroes. Any U.S. resident over 18 can nominate a person who inspires them for the contest from now through October 1, 2021.
- The contest will honor fifty nominees with a trip to Walt Disney World to celebrate the resort’s 50th anniversary celebration and a one-year subscription to Disney+.
- Nominations can be made by visiting DisneyMagicMakers.com. Disney is also encouraging others to celebrate their hometown heroes with social media posts using #DisneyMagicMakers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok.
- The latest winners have dedicated time to fighting against pediatric cancer as they continue to inspire others in their neighborhoods to take action and learn more about its impact.
Latest Winners for Disney Magic Makers
- “Gavin Clay of Louisville, Ohio is not your average 13-year-old. When his classmate was diagnosed with pediatric cancer in fifth grade, Gavin knew he had to help any way he could so he rallied his classmates and teachers to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that raises funds to help find cures for children with cancer. Every year, Gavin shaves his head in solidarity with pediatric chemo patients and has so far helped raise over $32,000. In addition to his volunteer work, Gavin meets with community organizations regularly to educate them on pediatric cancer and the importance of raising funds.”
- “Alison Hornung of North Kingstown, Rhode Island lost her friend Ella to cancer and made it her mission to help pediatric cancer patients. Alison became a founding member of the Glimmer Of Hope Foundation, an organization that raises money for pediatric cancer patients and families. Alison also donates bald American Girl dolls to show girls battling cancer that they are still strong and beautiful. To date, Alison has donated over 200 dolls as well as 30 Santa sacks of toys to Hasbro Children’s Hospital during the holidays, 120 wellness packages, and watercolor portraits of children who’ve passed to families as bereavement gifts. Through her efforts, Alison has raised more than $200,000 for pediatric cancer patients and families. It’s Alison’s mission to bring awareness and increased funding for pediatric cancer research and do what she can to bring hope and joy to children.”
There is still time to nominate someone you think deserves to be celebrated by going to DisneyMagicMakers.com from now through October 1, 2021.