Picture it: Seven-year-old Ethan challenged Kevin Bacon to see who could eat the most ice cream in six seconds, with the loser donating six dollars to Give Kids The World Village. Why six dollars, and why six seconds? Because everyone in the world is connected to a child with a life-threatening illness by six degrees or less. That includes kids like Ethan.
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.
#GKTWChallenge: Step By Step
Step 1: Challenge a friend or family member to the #GKTWChallenge.
Step 2: Stuff your face with ice cream for 6 seconds. Get it all on video.
Step 3: Whoever eats the most, wins. Loser donates $6 to Give Kids The World Village. (Though it’d be pretty cool if the winner matched it.)
Step 4: Share your video using the hashtag #GKTWChallenge. Challenge friends and family members to do steps 1-4.
We were joined by DaFoodie and Jason Chin of Osprey Tavern. Now, it’s your turn to help the Village and the amazing kids it serves. Challenge your friends and family to the #GKTWChallenge or EMAIL us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. To get involved, go to www.gktw.org/bacon.
About Give Kids The World Village
Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a 79-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. GKTW provides accommodations at its whimsical resort, donated attractions tickets, meals and more for a weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacation. With the help of many generous individuals, corporations and partnering wish-granting organizations, Give Kids The World has welcomed more than 140,000 families from all 50 states and 75 countries. For more information about GKTW and its mission, visit givekidstheworld.org.