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Contact: Amy Tomchak
Pacific Shoreline Marathon
Free Wheelchair Mission
Pacific Shoreline Set to Roll Again with Free Wheelchair Mission
Huntington Beach, CA October 5, 2006 - For the second year in a row, the
Pacific Shoreline Marathon is teaming up with the Free Wheelchair Mission
for a fundraising event that will change the lives of thousands of people.
In the Second Annual "Run for Mobility", hundreds of runners will use the
Pacific Shoreline Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K as a way to raise funds
that will send specially engineered wheelchairs around the world.
Each wheelchair is made of mountain bike tires and durable outdoor
furniture, designed to withstand the outdoors and often rough terrain in
underdeveloped countries. One wheelchair costs just $44.40 delivered. In
last year's Run for Mobility, runners raised $160,000 for the cause. This
year's target is $500,000.
"There are few opportunities to make such a significant impact on so many
lives," said Pacific Shoreline Marathon General Manager, Amy Tomchak.
"Running for those who can't is a great way to make the race more
meaningful for everyone involved."
New to the event this year is a 1K Wheelchair Roll. Not a race, "the Roll"
is an event for everyday wheelchair users and their families and friends to
show their support and raise awareness for the cause. "We are proud to be
introducing this year's wheelchair roll," stated Don Schoendorfer,
President and founder of Free Wheelchair Mission. "We want everyone to be
able to participate in this wonderful event, no matter if they walk or
Registration and event information for the February 4th, 2007 Pacific
Shoreline Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K is available at www.psmarathon.com.
ABOUT PACIFIC SHORELINE MARATHON
The Pacific Shoreline Marathon takes place each year in Huntington Beach,
CA on Super Bowl Sunday. The eleventh annual event will be held on February
4th, 2007 with over 12,000 runners expected to participate in the Marathon,
Half-Marathon and 5K events. Weekend highlights include the two-day Active
Lifestyle Expo, free Salomon Shoes to all marathon finishers, the $11,000
Half Marathon Speed Bonus Prize Pool, and Classic Surfboard Medals for all
race participants. This popular Surf City event is expected to attract more
than 30,000 people to Huntington Beach over Super Bowl Weekend.
ABOUT FREE WHEELCHAIR MISSION
Free Wheelchair Mission, the Orange County California based non-profit
organization is committed to providing the transforming gift of mobility to
the physically disabled poor in developing countries. Free Wheelchair
Mission creatively partners with like-minded international humanitarian and
indigenous organizations and plans to distribute 20 million wheelchairs by
the year 2010. Started in 2001, the organization has distributed more than
145,000 wheelchairs worldwide. For more information, visit