Washington, D.C (Vocus) September 17, 2009
Join Kicking for Kids Who Can't (KFKWC) at the National Mall Washington, D.C. for a charity fundraising Kick-A-Thon event that will benefit the Limbs for Life Foundation, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully functional prosthetic limbs for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and to raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees. This charity fundraising event is held on National Children's Day and during National Disability Awareness month.
The charity fundraising event will be held Sunday, October 11, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the National Mall Washington, D.C. KFKWC invites children and adults of all ages to get their kicks in any sport of their choice ranging from soccer balls, kick balls, and hacky sacks to dance kicks and martial arts kicks at this charity fundraising event.
Currently, there are more than 3 million amputees in the U.S. alone. Worldwide it is estimated that there are more than 75 million amputees. When a person becomes an amputee, they are faced with staggering emotional, physical, and financial lifestyle changes. By being given prosthetic limbs and proper therapy, children become empowered to overcome these issues and learn to run, jump, hit a ball or ride a bike - to play, as each child deserves to!
Kicking For Kids Who Can’t has raised nearly $75,000 for the Limbs for Life Foundation. This year’s goal for the charity fundraising Kick-A-Thon event is $50,000. Kickers will ask people for donations by sponsoring them to "kick" anything. The goal is to kick as many times as possible during the entire time at the National Mall Washington, D.C. Event coordinators invite children and adults help make a difference in the life of another child by kicking to help provide prosthetic limbs to underprivileged children.
Be a part of this powerful and inspiring charity fundraising held on National Children's Day and during National Disability Awareness month event as KFKWC gets one step closer to reaching its goal. For more information on joining Kicking For Kids Who Can’t with the charity fundraising Kick-A-Thon at National Mall Washington, D.C. please contact Ginna Goodenow 202-213-1746 or go to http://www.kickingforkidswhocant.org.