Event Receives Proclamations from State and Community Leaders
DALLAS, TEXAS, September 14, 2017 – Dallas Medical Center is proud
to host the 24th Annual Dash for Dignity next month. This year’s event includes a
5K race, half mile fun run, food trucks, silent auction, prize drawing,
pet adoptions, carnival, and health fair.
The health fair will provide demonstrations, information, and health care
Back Health, Stress Relief, CPR and First Aid, Heart Health, Disability
Awareness, Home Health Care, Mental Health, Peripheral Artery Disease
Tests, Nutrition, Glucose Testing, Blood Pressure Checks, Physical Therapy,
and Bone Density Scans.
“We are excited that Dallas Medical Center is the presenting sponsor
for the Dash this year. It has been inspirational to witness every department
of the hospital coming together to increase awareness of disability employment
issues, while prioritizing a community health fair that has healthy, fun
and family-friendly activities for all ages at absolutely no charge,”
said J.T. Barnhart, CEO of Dallas Medical Center.
In addition to the health fair, this year’s event features a carnival
for children with games, prizes and other fun activities like bounce houses,
face painting, and pet adoptions. Dallas Zoo Animal Adventures is
featuring six to eight educational animals including a variety of birds,
mammals, and reptiles. More than 500 children from local shelters, group homes, and elementary
schools have been invited.
The Dash for Dignity takes place during October, which is National Disability
Employment Awareness Month. The event is part of the national campaign
What can YOU do? The Achieve event has received proclamations and letters of support from
several important community and state leaders including: Governor Greg
Abbott, Dallas Mayor Mark Rawlings, U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant, U.S.
Congressman Pete Sessions, Dallas Commissioners Court, and the Metrocrest
Chamber of Commerce.
The 24th Annual Dash for Dignity is sponsored by Dallas Medical Center, TXU Energy,
Kroger, Fox4, Stantec, The Four P Foundation, Summit Transportation, Freeman,
Whataburger, MTV IR, Burns & McDonnell, 20/20 Staffing, Jim Adler
& Associates, David Patterson Professional Real Estate, Harris F.
Underwood, III, Inc., ACE Cash Express, Norma’s Café, Yumi
Ice Cream, Haynes & Boone, Tik: Talk Marketing, Whitney & Rob
Strauss, Sterling Protective Services, Chuck Mapes Insurance, AC Mechanical,
Care Now, and Hunton & Williams. Mike Doocy of Fox4 is the 2017 Race
Emcee and is broadcasting live race morning on Good Day Texas. He and
his wife Ruth have supported Achieve for the past 23 years.
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