Ivelisse De Jesús
Ivelisse De Jesús, owner of Icake Balloons, has been selected as part of a talented team of international Balloon Professionals, to create a giant immersive balloon wonderland sponsored by Qualatex and using over 300,000 balloons for the Give Kids the World charity in Orlando.
As part of one of the biggest most unique projects, De Jesús, leaving their business in San Angelo join a select group of balloon artists in Orlando between 11th and 15th July 2022.
Using her balloon skills she has developed over the last 3 years, De Jesús will be part of creating several fantastical themed areas such as Toyland, the Enchanted Forest and Under the Sea in an area of nearly 30,000 sq ft, with displays towering as high as 24ft in height. All to support the critically ill children from all over the World including Texas, providing the families with joyful moments that can lead to lasting memories, transforming the happiness into hope.
Pam Landwirth CEO of Give Kids the World “What an amazing event this is, De Jesús is going to be part of creating many iconic pieces from our Give Kids the World Village in this gigantic balloon display … We are so grateful for their support of ‘Give Kids the World’, demonstrating how the joy of balloons can also make a difference to the lives of so many.”
Give Kids the World
Since 1986 Give Kids the World have welcomed over 176,000 families from every state in the US as well as 76 countries from around the World. Providing week-long, cost-free wish vacations to critically ill children and their families from around the world at their 89-acre, not for profit resort.
During that transformative week at Give Kids the World, wish families have the chance to laugh, play, and be together. Allowing families to get away from the reality of the life-threatening illness and the obstacle course littered with doctor appointments, painful treatments, overwhelming expenses and endless worry. Instead, families can recapture precious moments.
It's a magical week of "YES" where wish kids can experience the simple joys of childhood.
For over 100 hundred years, Pioneer Balloon Company has introduced the most innovative products and education to the balloon industry. Susan Dhillon, Marketing Communications Director, Pioneer Balloon Company, added, "From the education and experience for balloon artists, to the financial impact on the local community, and ultimately the benefiting charity, it's a win, win, win!".