Splish Splash -- ducks make a dash for children living with serious illness!

  • Children cheer on the ducks as they race down the waterslide to the finish line during a pervious Duck Race.

    Children cheer on the ducks as they race down the waterslide to the finish line during a pervious Duck Race. Courtesy of JourneyCare

 
Updated 8/6/2019 2:38 PM

Fundraiser gives pediatric patients a VIP experience and raises funds for JourneyCare's All About Kids program

Submitted by Gheri Mattison

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

JourneyCare's 26th annual Duck Race and Pool Party fundraiser benefits the All About Kids pediatric care program which provides comfort and specialized care for children and families facing serious illness. In honor of the VIP pediatric patients, JourneyCare staff, community members, supporters, patients and their families will gather for a splash-tacular time.

The free family event includes open swim and splash pad, games, activities, entertainment by Bob the DJ, 50/50 drawing, six duck races and 36 prizes. Guests can adopt (purchase) ducks and cheer them on as they race down the waterslide to the finish line!

Jennifer Mangers, Pediatric Team manager says, "The Duck Race is a great opportunity for our pediatric patients and their families to participate in a community event that gives them a VIP experience. It's a chance to be with other families who share similar experiences and needs but does not separate them from other children and families in the community."

In 2018 the annual event raised $21,000, and this year the JourneyCare Foundation hopes to raise $25,000 to ensure that JourneyCare keeps its promise never to turn away anyone because of the inability to pay. The race takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Aqualusion Water Park in Langendorf Park, 235 Lions Drive, Barrington.

To adopt a duck or for more details visit, journeycare.org/duck.

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