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Posted on 07/30/2012

Darrell Gwynn Foundation to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Passion Nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sept. 14

 

Event will celebrate 10 years of supporting people with paralysis and preventing spinal cord injuries

 

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a fundraiser at Passion Nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood on Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m. The event is being presented by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation's mission is to provide SUPPORT for people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.

 

"This is a very special occasion for all of us," said Darrell Gwynn, president of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. "What started as a small dream 10 years ago with a conversation over lunch with my wife Lisa and father Jerry has really grown into something bigger than we could have ever imagined. I never thought we'd be donating 30 power wheelchairs a year, teaching 10,000 students annually and participating in various events around the country helping so many people in need. This is a celebration of where we started and how far we've come. It'll be a great time and I encourage everyone to come out." 

 

The event will feature dinner and drinks and will be hosted by Rock With U Entertainment, voted Broward's Best Host & DJ by BizBash Magazine, and feature a live dance painting performance by Salvador LIVE. Guests will enjoy the ambiance of Passion Nightclub with a touch of racing themed dancers and decor. The event will also feature a history display with photos, videos and memorabilia celebrating 10 years of Darrell Gwynn Foundation and several past wheelchair recipients and supporters will be honored at the event.

 

Tickets to the event can be purchased for $175 by visiting www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org or calling (954) 792-7223 x.113. 

 

At the event, guests will witness the magic of a $25,000 wheelchair donation, as once again, on behalf of its donors, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation will give the gift of mobility, freedom and independence to an individual from South Florida in need.

 

This September marks the Darrell Gwynn Foundation's 10th Anniversary and the foundation is inviting all the donors and supporters that support its mission to come together and celebrate this milestone. A tragic accident that left Champion NHRA Racer Darrell Gwynn paralyzed began a journey of understanding and hope. What started as a small dream 10 years ago has blossomed into an amazing campaign providing hope for so many. Hundreds of lives have been changed forever thanks to the gifts of mobility through the foundation's national Wheelchair Donation Program. Thousands of teenagers made it home safe thanks to the foundation's Education & Prevention Program. And all have been inspired by a story of hope and great achievement embodied by the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.

 

For more information on the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, its 10th Anniversary Celebration, Wheelchair Donation Program, Education & Prevention Program or ways you can help and get involved, please visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org

 

Give the Gift of Mobility: https://darrellgwynnfoundation.org/the-gift-of-mobility.php  

 

About the Darrell Gwynn Foundation

Founded in 2002 by Champion Racer Darrell Gwynn and his wife, Lisa, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide SUPPORT for people living with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries. The foundation's primary support program is its national Wheelchair Donation Program. With this program the Darrell Gwynn Foundation has donated custom built wheelchairs to hundreds of individuals in need. The foundation also maintains a Patient Assistance Fund offering support services and tools at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado with aspirations to expand this model to several hospitals nationwide. The Patient Assistance Fund also supports two Speediatrics Units the Betty Jane France Pediatric Center, at Halifax Hospital in Daytona, Fla. and Homestead Hospital in Homestead, Fla. Additionally, the Patient Assistance Fund provides financial support through its Fast Track Laboratory with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis aimed at finding a cure for paralysis. The foundation operates an Education & Prevention Program directed to high school students to educate them on the dangers of risky behavior that can lead to spinal cord injuries. This rapidly growing program reaches over 10,000 students annually at over 50 high schools. In an effort to create more awareness about spinal cord injuries, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation successfully lobbied for and established a National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week in Florida. With tremendous fundraising partners such as Barrett-Jackson, the NHRA, NASCAR and many more generous sponsors, individual supporters and donors, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation continues to evolve as a leading foundation for those with spinal cord injuries and living with paralysis. For more information please visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org or www.facebook.com/darrellgwynnfoundation

 

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