FODAC Annual Charity Golf Classic Scheduled in October

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21 September 2015
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Bear’s Best in Suwanee to Host Fundraising Event

WHO: Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)

WHAT: FODAC Annual Charity Golf Classic

WHEN: Wednesday, 7 October 2015
8.00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
9.30 a.m. Shotgun start
2.00 p.m. Awards

WHERE: Bear’s Best Atlanta
5342 Aldeburgh Drive
Suwanee, Georgia 30024

WHY: This year, FODAC’s Annual Charity Golf Classic is once again being hosted by Bear’s Best Atlanta in Suwanee. Breakfast and registration starts at 8.00 a.m.; shotgun start is at 9.30 a.m. For registration and more details, including sponsorship information, visit or contact Suzanne Girone at or 770.491.9014 x130.

Funds raised from the event help support FODAC’s mission to supply home medical equipment (HME) to the mobility impaired and their caregivers. FODAC serves the Metro Atlanta community by providing recycled equipment such as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers and hospital beds for children and adults during or after a health crisis. Last year, FODAC donated over $10 million in equipment to the disabled community at little or no cost to the recipient.

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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


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