Watching Disney On Ice last December 24th at the Smart Araneta Coliseum was our second show in a row. Thanks to the Araneta Group for always remembering to invite us to witness Disney On Ice Dare To Dream (DOI) for this very special performance day for their friends at the media, and of course their beneficiaries — the under privilege families and children.
In case you’re not aware yet, the J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF) is a non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to the vision and legacy of J. Amado Araneta (“Don Amado”), the founder of Araneta Group, who was known for his business acumen and concern for the less privileged. The Foundation exists to continue give life to Don Amado’s “personal touch”, as it supports the development and well-being of communities where the Araneta Group operates.
In short, JAAF fueled by the vision of Don Amado desires to make the world-class performances and shows accessible and available to ALL Filipinos. JAAF believes that through projects and programs geared toward Education, Culture and the Arts, and Sports Development, Spiritual and Socio-Civic Enrichment, and Entrepreneurship and Community Development, we can influence, develop and improve our community.
Prior to the main show, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls was able to get us through the DOI Dare To Dream Meet & Greet at the Eastwood City Mall.
Having said this, with Disney One Ice Dare To Dream officially running on Christmas Day, the JAAF and the Binibining Pilipinas Charities held a special showing day to support this vision. That’s how we get invited! 🙂
The HERO Scholars led by Michelle Chan, Director for Marketing & Resource Mobilization as one of the beneficiaries of the Disney On Ice Dare To Dream Special Show.
Aside from my family, I am also very happy that JAAF once again extended their invitation to my HERO Foundation family. If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that one of my personal advocacies (and this blog’s) is supporting the military orphans. HERO Foundation Inc. provides educational stipends to the children of our soldiers who died or fully incapacitated due to combat. I am truly grateful to JAAF for also supporting this cause most especially to Ms. Judy Araneta and JAAF’s Executive Director (and my very good friend) Diane Romero.
Noa meets the HERO Scholars
This past season of Disney On Ice Dare To Dream was my favorite. Comparing to last year’s show, DOI Dare To Dream showcased four Disney Princesses up close namely Tiana (The Princess & The Frog), Snow White (Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs), Cinderella, and Rapunzel (Tangled).
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Noa and I truly enjoyed all the sets presented at the Disney On Ice Dare To Dream show. But if we were to pick one to be our most favorite, it would have to go to Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder of Tangled. We loved the floating lanterns and the songs, especially Mandy Moore and Zachary Levy’s “I See The Light” so much! We have a copy of the Tangled movie at home and we never grow tired watching it. Even my husband loves Tangled, with special mention to Maximus!
Disney On Ice Dare To Dream: Finale
Experience Disney On Ice Dare To Dream was truly enjoyable and purpose-filled. Seeing the Disney On Ice series of shows is now a family Christmas tradition that we will continue to do, especially now that I know the kind of vision it upholds. Thank you so much to J.Amado Araneta Foundation, HERO Foundation and the whole Disney On Ice Dare To Dream Team for making every Holiday season for ALL the Filipino families extra sparkly!
I look forward to the Disney On Ice 2015 show. Scoop has it! It’s gonna be a magical FROZEN Christmas for Manila! *wink* ♥