Kristie’s Foundation was surprised with the latest Million Dollar Dazzle grant of $60,000 at Minnie’s Moonlit Madness. The event for cast members and employees from around The Walt Disney Company, and their family and friends, consisted of a Disney trivia-based quiz followed by a scavenger hunt inside Disneyland park where four-person teams completed 10 assignments by midnight while connected by rope. An audience of 400 teams, whose entry fees benefit charity, were surprised to see representatives from Kristie’s Foundation presented with a check for $60,000 instead of $5,000 by the Million Dollar Dazzle Crew.
Laurie Kotes, who founded Kristie’s Foundation dedicated to providing cherished moments and end-of-life care to critically ill children, said, “The money will be used to take the kids, who are usually home on hospice, out of their world through spectacular events for the whole family. It’s such a special partnership we have with Disney, and I can’t believe this happened. What a gift!”