Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Hosts 15th Annual Run Walk ‘n Roll

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20 April 2015

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Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Hosts 15th   Annual Run Walk ‘n Roll

     
     
WHO: Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)
   
WHAT 15th   Annual Run Walk “n Roll
     
WHEN: Saturday, 2 May 2015

Registration:  7.30 a.m.

Race start:  8.00 a.m.

Walk and Roll start:  9.00 a.m.

     
WHERE: Stone Mountain Park

Confederate Hall

1000 Robert E. Lee   Boulevard

Stone Mountain, Georgia

     
WHY: FODAC’s Run Walk ‘n Roll   is a five mile race (two mile walk) routing through Stone Mountain Park. The   event is one of FODAC’s main fundraisers. Participants can run, walk or roll   through the course; wheelchairs, strollers and walkers are all welcome. All   proceeds benefit FODAC’s HME (Home Medical Equipment) Program that   distributes over 5,000 items each year to Georgia and other states. These   items include power and manual wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers, shower   chairs and pediatric equipment. In addition to raising funds, participants   are encouraged to bring used DME to the event; FODAC will clean and refurbish   donated equipment at its Stone Mountain facility and distribute at little or   no cost to qualified recipients.

 

Registration and other details for Run Walk ‘n Roll   can be found at http://www.fodac.org/walk.

 

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About FODAC

Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) helps people with injuries and disabilities of all ages regain their mobility, independence and quality of life. The non-profit organization provides more than $10 million annually in refurbished home medical equipment (HME) and home modifications in Georgia and across the United States, all at little or no cost to the recipients. A pioneer in re-use, FODAC keeps 200 tons of materials out of landfills each year by refurbishing and reissuing over 400 HME items every month, and is recognized nationally for best practices. In 2014, FODAC was named to Charities Under 5% Overhead, an organization of charities that have operating overhead of five percent or less.

In 2013, Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) appointed FODAC to serve as the statewide distributor of HME and assistive technology in the event of a large population-affecting emergency situation. In this role, FODAC will warehouse the HME and other equipment, then, working with GEMA and the American Red Cross (ARC) of Georgia, will coordinate the delivery and distribution to emergency shelters around the state.

For more information on FODAC and its programs, visit www.fodac.org.

 

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