Caren Berg or
Kristen Leone Boardroom Communications (For DGF)
SEALS AS BENEFICIARY
OF ITS NATIONAL
WHEELCHAIR DONATION PROGRAM
partner to provide wheelchairs to children with disabilities in
(April 20, 2007)
– Davie, FL – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) has selected Easter
Seals as the beneficiary of its National Wheelchair Donation
Program, launching the organizations’ relationship with two recent
donations of customized power wheelchairs to children served by
Easter Seals in Daytona Beach and West Palm Beach, FL.
delighted to begin our relationship with Easter Seals,” said Darrell
Gwynn, founder and president of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. “We
share Easter Seals’ commitment to help improve the quality of life
for people living with disabilities, and it will be a privilege to
work with Easter Seals in select communities to provide wheelchairs
to those who need them through our National Wheelchair Donation
In addition to
the wheelchairs donated at two recent NASCAR events in Daytona and
West Palm Beach, the DGF has committed to donate six more
wheelchairs to children served by Easter Seals in Bristol, TN,
Richmond, VA, Atlanta and Miami. Another wheelchair donation event
is scheduled in Daytona, FL, as well.
“The gift of
mobility is monumental for children living with disabilities,” said
James E. Williams, Jr., president and chief executive officer of
Easter Seals. “We are grateful to Darrell Gwynn and his Foundation
for the impact this generous commitment promises to make in the
lives of children served by Easter Seals across the country.
Wheelchair Donation Program, DGF purchases brand new, customized
power wheelchairs to individuals, especially children, suffering
from spinal cord injuries and other debilitating diseases.
Darrell Gwynn Foundation:
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF), a
certified non-profit 501(c)3 Agency, exists to prevent, provide for
and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating
illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the
funding of targeted research. DGF is also dedicated to injury
prevention, with special emphasis on programs targeting children.
The Foundation helps improve the quality of life for those already
afflicted with injury or illness, by providing necessary equipment
or special services. DGF is an official charity of the
Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)
and has a close affiliation with NASCAR and the NASCAR Foundation.
Additional information about DGF is found at
Easter Seals is
the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals living
with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental
disabilities, and other special needs. For more than 85 years,
Easter Seals has been offering help and hope to children and adults
living with disabilities, and to the families who love them.
Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter
Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with
disabilities can live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Support children and adults with disabilities at www.easterseals.com