Disaster Transport Final Dispatch Raises More Than $16,000 For Kids

Aug 01, 2012, 12:00 ET from Cedar Point

SANDUSKY, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Disaster Transport made its final run for charity on Sunday, leaving behind fond memories and a legacy of helping children with life-threatening illnesses.

Cedar Point partnered with Give Kids The World to host Disaster Transport Final Dispatch: A Mission for The Kids, a last-ride celebration that raised more than $16,000!

Nearly 80 participants made a minimum donation of $50 to take part in the festivities, which included an hour of exclusive ride time on the whimsical space-themed bobsled coaster, a souvenir T-shirt and a piece of the ride's entrance sign.

The event will make it possible for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to enjoy a week-long vacation free of charge at Give Kids The World Village in central Florida. They'll help create lifelong memories for children like 7-year-old Jillie Snyder of Oak Harbor, Ohio, who has a rare disorder that requires her to undergo frequent blood transfusions.

"There are simply no words to express our heartfelt gratitude to Cedar Point for their overwhelming support," Give Kids The World President Pamela Landwirth said. "Turning the closing of an attraction into an incredible fundraiser speaks volumes about their desire to make a difference in the lives of the precious children we serve."

About Cedar Point:
Cedar Point will be open daily through Labor Day, Sept. 3, plus Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 28.  For a complete operating calendar and more information about the 2012 operating season, guests can log on to
www.cedarpoint.com or call the park's general information line at (419) 627-2350.

About Give Kids The World:
Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 110,000 families from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. For more information about GKTW and its mission, visit givekidstheworld.org.

SOURCE Cedar Point