Emperors Palace supports Reach for a Dream Charity
CEO of Reach for a Dream, Julia Sotirianakos, says that the impact of each dream fulfilled lingers and the foundation strives to go beyond imagination to fulfil dreams and inspire hope in the hearts of these special children. “By fulfilling children’s dreams, we enable them to experience a fun aspect of life which they do not get to participate in due to their illness. The positive effect of the ‘dream come true’ often helps children respond better to their medication,” explains Sotirianakos.
Reach for a Dream relies on donor support and has been able to operate in South Africa for 25 years thanks to the many organisations that have opened their hearts to help fund its work. Now Emperors Palace will be honouring the achievements of the Foundation by volunteering to be the anchor sponsor for the 25th birthday celebrations.
“We would not have been able to reach this milestone without the wonderful and ongoing support from all our donors, such as this generous sponsorship from Emperors Palace. Without their help we would not be able to make a difference in the lives of these children fighting life threatening illnesses,” says Sotirianakos.
To celebrate 25 years of fulfilling dreams and special projects for children in hospitals and homes across South Africa, Reach for a Dream will be hosting many special events for their dreamers and families. A carnival themed birthday bash will be held in each of the 7 regions nationwide during the month of July for the dreamers, their families, donors and friends of the foundation in celebration of the 25-year milestone. .