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News4Jax presents: Dream Day 2018

Special event celebrates children, youth battling life-threatening illnesses

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A very special event, celebrating children and youth battling life-threatening illnesses, will be hosted Saturday in Jacksonville.

News4Jax will televise Dream Day on June 9 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Coverage begins on Channel 4 during The Morning Show and will also be streamed live on News4Jax.com

Dream Day is an annual event in Jacksonville that gives 40 kids combating severe illnesses a day they will never forget.  Each child gets a moment in the spotlight on the red carpet, when they make a grand entrance.  

Television and movie characters including pirates, cartoons, and princesses entertain along with an epic dance party and live performances.  WJXT will be there to celebrate with the kids and share their amazing stories.  The hour-long television event will feature everything from live music to superheroes and will be hosted by The Morning Show Anchor Vic Micolucci and Anchor/Reporter Ashley Spicer.
 
“Dream Day has become an incredible yearly event celebrating children and their families who’ve had to endure very difficult circumstances.  The looks on the faces of these kids and their parents are beyond inspirational.  We are honored to be able to share this event on The Local Station,” said WJXT Vice President and General Manager Bob Ellis.
 
PRI Productions puts on the annual Dream Day event with the help of volunteers.  “Our business is all about creating memorable experiences for people, and I can think of nothing more important than doing exactly that for these brave children who deal with unimaginable circumstances on a daily basis,” said Randy Goodwin, President and CEO of PRI Productions.  “Dream Day is all about giving them a day to forget about their worries and just enjoy being kids."

Dreams Come True is the First Coast’s only locally-based, wish granting organization dedicated to using the power of a dream to bring hope and joy to every First Coast child battling a life-threatening illness.  

“Dreams Come True is dedicated to bringing hope and joy to children throughout their medical journey.  The precious dreamers we serve face many struggles and Dream Day is a perfect way to provide a carefree moment for our brave children and give them a boost when they are facing tough times,” said Dreams Come True Executive Director, Sheri Criswell.  “Not only do we have the chance to impact a child and their family outside of their dream, but Dream Day also allows individuals and businesses in our community to be part of the magic.”