Chemo Ducks 4th Annual Duck Derby to be Held August 6th at Nashville Shores, Benefitting Kids with Cancer
(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) —
Gabes Chemo Duck Program, a Nashville-based non-profit, is pleased to
announced that Chemo Ducks 4th Annual Duck Derby will take place at
Nashville Shores (4001 Bell Road in Hermitage, TN) on Saturday, August
6, 2016. Chemo Ducks Duck Derby is a family-friendly event that will
benefit kids living with cancer.
Discount admission tickets ($19.99 + tax) to Nashville Shores for the
event will go on sale June 29th at www.nashvilleshores.com (use Promo
Code: duck). For a donation of $5, supporters can purchase one of 2,500
rubber ducks that will be dropped into Nashville Shores lazy river. A
Disney prize package valued at $1,000.00 will be awarded to the donor
whose rubber duck is the first to cross the finish line. Additionally, a
donation of 24 Chemo Ducks will be made to the hospital of the winners
choice. Winners do not need to be present to win, and all proceeds from
the event will be used to place more Chemo Ducks into the hands of
young cancer patients waiting for a duck of their own.
Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the Duck Derby will take place at 3:00 p.m.
Additional games and activities for the entire family will take place
throughout the day including a duck scavenger hunt and a duck face
contest. Door prizes will also be available.
Nashville has really embraced Chemo Ducks Duck Derby, said Lu Sipos,
founder of Gabes Chemo Duck Program. Nashville Shores continues to be
an incredible partner and the perfect venue for a family-friendly day.
We are grateful to the Nashville community for providing huggable hope
to children living with cancer!
Chemo Ducks 4th Annual Duck Derby is sponsored by Jackson National Life
Insurance Company, BL Harbert International, StoneTree Mulch, Gravel
& More! and Williamson Pediactric Dentistry.
ABOUT GABE’S CHEMO DUCK PROGRAM
Gabes Chemo Duck Program is a program of the Nashville-based nonprofit
organization, Gabes My Heart, which was established in 2004 to provide
education and comfort to children living with cancer through medical
play using therapeutic tools. The goal of the program is to enable
hospital staff and parents to prepare children for chemotherapy
treatment and eliminate the fear of the unknown. Chemo Duck is a stuffed
yellow duck dressed in blue hospital scrubs with a bandana around its
head, a chemotherapy port on its chest and an immobilizer on his arm. In
a gentle, age-appropriate manner, children learn what to expect during
cancer treatment and have a friend to share the experience. In turn,
children can use Chemo Duck to help friends, siblings and classmates to
understand and empathize with their experience. For more information,