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

In true Disney spirit, five hundred cast members and volunteers recently participated in the "Encore! Cast and Orchestra" program donated over 47,000 hours to put together "Dream Our Dreams, A Musical Tribute to the Legacy of Disney." The program was held at EPCOT center's "World Showplace" in early August, and raised over $37K for the "Make-A-Wish Foundation."

The fundraiser was one of the most successful to-date, setting a record for Encore! whose producer, Bruce Light, announced that the "$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," which was founded in 2002, includes 275 singers, 90 instrumentalists, 50 dancers and a production team of 40. These dedicated individuals have produced a variety of fundraisers over the last eight years, generating more than $150,000 in donations.

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