Sunrise Rotary Walk-a-Thon Celebrates Grandparents and the COA

Rotary of Amelia Island Sunrise presents the first Council on Aging of Nassau Walk-A-Thon to honor grandparents on September 8, 2012.

Sunrise Rotary Walk-a-Thon Celebrates Grandparents and the COAAmelia Island, FL – The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise presents the first annual Council on Aging of Nassau Walk-A-Thon to honor grandparents on Saturday, September 8, 2012 (the day before nationally celebrated Grandparent’s Day).

This event is a fundraiser for services the Council on Aging offers to seniors and caregivers as well as anyone classified as “Transportation Disadvantaged” (unable to drive and without other means of mobility).

Check-in for the walk-a-thon will be at 9 a.m. at the COA’s new Transportation Center, 102 N. 13th Street (next to Oxley-Heard Funeral Home). Plenty of parking is available. Individuals and groups will step off at 10 a.m., departing from and returning to the new COA Transportation Center. The total distance is 3 miles or 5K.

Individual registration is $20.00 and teams are $150.00. Make checks payable to COA, 1367 S. 18th St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Call 904.261.0701 for credit card donations over the phone. Visit www.coanassau.com/events for on-line registration and more information.

“The COA is grateful to Sunrise Rotary for their efforts in producing this Walk-A-Thon”, said COA Executive Director Tom Moss. “We will continue to reach out to the local community seeking willing individuals and businesses who are able to offer their support, while also actively seeking grants from government organization and foundations that support senior projects. With everyone’s help, this Walk-A-Thon can help solve our funding crisis.”

All donations will allow the COA to continue to provide services to today’s seniors and generations of seniors to come. For individual and team registration information, please contact Suzanne McLeod, Sunrise Rotary Walk-A-Thon Chairman or Susan Lee, Community Relations Director at 904.261.0701 x 120.

The Council on Aging is a 501-c-3 non-profit agency. They cheerfully deliver critical services to Nassau County seniors in five categories:

    -Meals on Wheels
    -COA Transportation
    -In-Home Care
    -Adult Day Health Care
    -Operating two senior recreation centers

The COA relies on funding solely through donations from private individuals and government grants. More information is available on the COA website www.coanassau.com.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise meets every Friday at 7:30 am. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. For more information about the club or to attend a morning breakfast meeting, please visit www.ameliaislandrotary.com.

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