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(Stone Mountain, GA) Can a 3K walk have a lifelong impact on a person with a disability? Or can it help a senior adult remain independent in their own home?


Yes! It can when its the Seventh Annual FODAC Walk n Roll and Silent Auction. Come walk with or interview clients that have received FODAC services giving back to others by participating in the walk.


The walk takes place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2007. The 3K trek will take place at Stone Mountain Park. Walkers will meet in the CrossRoads parking lot. Individuals and groups are invited to join us for this fun event which will include games, clowns, music, guest celebrities (including WSB-AM 750s Mike Kavanagh), a continental breakfast before the walk, and refreshments after the walk. A silent auction with certificates to local restaurants, jewelry, and sports memorabilia will also follow the walk. Get your company, church, or Sunday School class to walk as a group and well put your groups name on the back of the walk T-shirts (groups must register by March 30 to get on the T-shirt). Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.


Established in 1986, FODAC exists to provide medical equipment to disabled people in the metro Atlanta area who could not otherwise afford it. It has been featured nationally on NBCs Today Show and in USA Today along with numerous local newspapers, television, and radio stations. Thousands of people, ranging in age from 18 months to 104 years, have been helped by the ministry - which was started in the home of Ed and Annie Butchart. Ed now has an advisory role in the ministry and is the Stone Mountain Park Santa Claus. Chris Brand, President and CEO, oversees the day-to-day operation. Over the past 20 years, more than 16,000 wheelchairs, 3,800 hospital beds and thousands of other items have been distributed by FODAC free of charge. For every dollar FODAC raises, it distributes over $12 of durable medical equipment to people with disabilities. FODAC's wheelchairs are rolling in 43 states and 65 countries. FODAC's "Ramps for Champs" program builds ramps at the homes of disabled persons. FODAC also adapts vehicles for people with disabilities and operates a mostly volunteer run Thrift Store which provides important operating funds for the organization. FODAC is a tax exempt, 501( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofit organization.


To learn more about FODAC or the 7th Annual FODAC Walk n Roll and Silent Auction, visit www.fodac.org.

FODAC Media Contact
Pam Holley or Mike Maijala



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