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Disney Cast Members Raise $36K for Make-A-Wish Foundation

16 September 2010 No Comment

Five-hundred Disney cast members dedicated over 47,000 hours to produce “Dream Our Dreams, A Musical Tribute to the Legacy of Disney,” a live show to benefit the “Make-A-Wish Foundation” of Central and Northern Florida. Held at EPCOT’s “World ShowPlace” in early August, the volunteer ensemble donated the profits to the organization this week totaling $37K.

“We really appreciate everyone who came to see and support our shows and help us collect a substantial gift for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida,” said Encore! producer Bruce Light. “This $36,000 donation sets a record for us and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot, and our amazing Encore! Cast who volunteered their time to help us produce our most ambitious show to date.” (WDW Public Relations)

“Encore! Cast Choir and Orchestra” was founded in 2002 and currently includes 275 singers, 90 instrumentalists, 50 dancers and a production team of 40. Talented, dedicated, and creative individuals make up the team where giving back to the community is a labor of love. Since its inception in 2002, Encore! has donated the funds from its ticket sales to local charities, raising more than $150,000 to date.

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