Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 20, 2013
For one thousand dollars you can cruise back in time to the golden era of Camelot on John F. Kennedy's presidential yacht and help the critically ill children of America's heroes at the same time. The 93-foot Honey Fitz, JFK's beloved presidential yacht is preparing to help WishGivers.org raise money for the terminally ill children of America’s military, police and firefighters.
The owner of Honey Fitz, Texas oilman William Kallop, bought the yacht at Sotheby’s Camelot auction in 1998 for $5.9 million. Kallop has agreed to donate the yacht to WishGivers.org to help their charitable efforts, which have been primarily funded by everyday Americans who join Feel-Good Fridays for three dollars a week.
Executive Director of WishGivers.org, PJ Schrantz, is a retired New York City fireman who was a first-responder on September 11, 2001. “I was at Ground Zero for eight days fighting fires while my son Dustin was in a children’s hospital fighting leukemia,” says Schrantz.
Schrantz’s son, Dustin, fought cancer for four and a half years then died in his father’s arms at the age of seven. “I was devastated,” said Schrantz, “As a fireman I’m trained to save lives, but I was helpless to save my own son.”
Out of his grief, WishGivers.org was born. “WishGivers.org provides hands-on support, medical treatment and financial assistance for America’s heroes with critically ill kids,” said Tamara Lowe, who co-founded WishGivers.org with PJ Schrantz.
“America’s defenders don’t take the job for the money,” Lowe said, “Even with good insurance coverage, PJ was left with over a million dollars of medical debt. The cost of having a really sick child is too high for America’s defenders.”
That’s why WishGivers.org has challenged 20,000 Americans to skip a cup of coffee on Fridays and spend the three dollars saving lives instead. This grassroots movement gives every American the opportunity to be a hero for just three dollars a week by joining Feel-Good Fridays at WishGivers.org.
Now WishGivers.org is giving every American the chance to live like a president, as they cruise Boston harbor on August 2, 1963 aboard the WishGivers Camelot Cruise on the Honey Fitz.
WishGivers.org helps the critically ill children of America’s military, police and firefighters. For more information about the children they are helping, Feel-Good Fridays or their Honey Fitz Camelot Cruise, please visit WishGivers.org or CamelotCruise.com