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FODAC’s Run, Walk & Roll – May 5, 2012 at Stone Mountain Park

Apr 05, 2012

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Return guest, Chris Brand has been involved in helping disabled adults and seniors for as long as he can remember.  As a young man, he had a friend of the family whose son suffered from Muscular Dystrophy.  He watched the family’s struggles until the son died at the age of 19.  This gave him a first-hand look at how difficult it can be for a family to deal with the disability of a loved one, particularly with respect to independence and mobility issues.

As President and CEO of Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), Chris is thrilled to be able to assist families of disabled adults and children in accessing both equipment and services to facilitate accessibility and independence.  FODAC fills 3,600 requests, distributing over 5,000 items each year from its 65,000 square foot facility in Stone Mountain.  The retail value of all medical equipment that has been given away now totals over $60 million!

On May 5, Stone Mountain Park and Herschend Family Entertainment will be hosting one of FODAC’s three major fundraising events for 2012:  The Run, Walk & Roll.  This event is a fun and healthy way to raise money for a terrific cause.  Click here to register for the event, or SPONSOR BRAD HERE.  If nothing else, come on out to the park on Saturday morning to start your Cinco de Mayo celebration and see whether or not Brad can make it all the way around the mountain!  To find out more about FODAC, or learn about volunteer opportunities, call them at (770) 491-9014, or visit their website at www.fodac.org.

We want to thank Griswold Special Care for sponsoring today’s show.  Griswold Special Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Dallas and Atlanta for 20 years.