Walk-n-Roll to raise funds to help disabled, elderly

STONE MOUNTAIN - Paralympic gold medalist Al Mead will be on hand May 2 as Friends of Disadvantaged Adults & Children, Too! - in conjunction with WSB-AM 750 - present the ninth annual, two-mile Walk-n-Roll at Confederate Hall.

The event will include a new five-mile Fun Run and is intended to raise money to help provide wheelchairs, medical supplies and other equipment to the disabled and the elderly. A continental breakfast and refreshments will be included.

Christy Clark, FODAC special projects coordinator, said they are seeking participants to run, walk or roll in their efforts to raise at least $50 each.

The first 300 entrants who collect $50 and preregister by April 29 will receive a T-shirt and an all-attractions adventure pass to Stone Mountain, Clark said.

Event organizers are also seeking sponsors, who will have their company name and logo printed on event T-shirts and displayed on the FODAC Web site and the Run, Walk-n-Roll banner.

Mead lost his left leg in a playground accident when he was 9 years old, but went on to set national and world records in multiple track and field events. He won a gold medal in the long jump during the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul, South Korea and, in 2006, was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

For more information on the event, or to register, call 770-491-9014 or e-mail Clark at christyclark


SideBar: If you go

What: Ninth annual Walk-n-Roll and silent auction

Where: Confederate Hall at Stone Mountain Park (Admission is $8)

When: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., The Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m., the Walk-n-Roll begins at 9 a.m.