Monday, June 27, 2016 — (NASHVILLE, Tennessee) -- Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program, a Nashville-based non-profit, is pleased to announced that Chemo Duck’s 4th Annual Duck Derby will take place at Nashville Shores (4001 Bell Road in Hermitage, TN) on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Chemo Duck’s 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 winner’s 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 Duck’s Duck Derby,” said Lu Sipos, founder of Gabe’s 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 Duck’s 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
Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program is a program of the Nashville-based nonprofit organization, Gabe’s 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, visit www.chemoduck.org.