DGF to hold an “Evening with Emerson” at Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale on July 8th

June 25th, 2014

Fittipaldi_eblast smallDGF will donate $40,000 Custom Standing Power Wheelchair to Isabella Valle; Event to feature Champion Race Car Driver Emerson Fittipaldi

DAVIE, Fla. – To celebrate the incredible support the Darrell Gwynn Foundation receives from the auto racing and collector car community, the foundation will be holding an “Evening with Emerson,” a spectacular night of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auction, and an opportunity to meet two-time Formula One World Championship and Indianapolis 500 winner, Emerson Fittipaldi. In addition, guests will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a life change as we donate a custom power wheelchair to an individual living with paralysis. The event will be hosted by RockWithU Entertainment and is being presented by Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation whose mission is to support people with paralysis and prevent spinal cord injuries.

“Our events are always a ton of fun for our donors and friends and this one will definitely continue that tradition,” said Darrell Gwynn, president of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. “We have a national Wheelchair Donation Program and we help people and hold events across the country, but we are a South Florida based organization and my family and I are all South Florida natives. Most of the children that benefit from our wheelchair donations and Education & Prevention Program are right here in South Florida. It means a lot for us to come together with our local community for this celebration.”

That night at the event, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, on behalf of the donors and supporters will give the gift of mobility to 18 year-old Isabella Valle by donating a $40,000 custom standing power wheelchair. Isabaella, who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, is in need of a standing power wheelchair and was denied by Medicaid. DGF and its supporters will provide her with the gifts of mobility, freedom and independence at the event.

Tickets can be purchased for $200 by visiting www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org or calling (954) 792-7223 x.113.

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