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Amp It Up! 5k & Fun Run Benefitting Adventure Amputee Camp

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ATLANTA, June 12, 2012 – On Saturday, August 25, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., runners will gather at West Bank Park in Buford, Georgia, to raise money to expand the Adventure Amputee Camp’s (AAC) annual summer camp, attended by children with amputations and limb differences.

“I went to AAC as a camper at the age of 13, weeks after I lost my leg, and was able to see I was not the only person in the world who was an amputee,” explains Autumn Hall, Adventure Amputee Camp past camper, volunteer and board member. “I was encouraged to push myself and try adventurous activities that I never dreamed I would be able to do! AAC has been an important part of my life and I want to provide these opportunities to other children.”

About AMP It Up! 5K & Fun Run 

AMP It Up! 5K & Fun Run is a benefit for the Adventure Amputee Camp. The event will take place on Saturday, August 25, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Lake Lanier’s West Bank Park in Buford, Georgia. The 5K starts at 6:30 p.m. and the Fun Run starts at 7:45 p.m. Packet pick-up and race day registration starts at 5:30 p.m. You may learn more about Amp It Up! 5K & Fun Run online at www.fivestarntp.com/AMP_It_Up_.html. You may register for the event online at www.active.com/running/buford-ga/amp-it-up-5k-and-fun-run-2012.

 

Event Schedule:

Event Schedule:  Packet Pickup starts at 5:30 p.m. The 5K starts at 6:30 p.m. The Fun Run starts at 7:45 p.m.

Registration:  All participants registered by August 20, 2012 are guaranteed a great race shirt and goody bag. 5K: $25; Fun Run: $15. Registration Fee includes park admission.

Late Registration & Day of Registration:  5K: $30 & Fun Run: $20. T-shirts will be first-come-first-serve.

Awards:  Awards to the top overall male and female and the top three in all regular age groups starting at 10 & over 65; Ribbons for all who complete the Fun Run.

Sponsorship:  Packages are available and donations are welcomed.

 

About Adventure Amputee Camp

AAC, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1995 and hosts camps for children with amputations and limb deficiencies. The mission of AAC is to encourage these children to stretch their potential and imagination, and explore all that is possible. Camp activities may include river rafting, high ropes and water skiing. All activities are modified as necessary to meet the ability and interest level of each camper. Activities provide campers an experience that was previously untried, unobtainable, or unimaginable. Adult volunteers, with and without amputations, are role-models of adults who are living productive and fulfilled lives.

 

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