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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- The inaugural Great American Duck Derby, presented by Seacoast National Bank, is coming to Indian River County on May 19 to support two essential programs provided by Treasure Coast Community Health Foundation.
The Great American Duck Derby is a race of 10,000-plus ducks that are adopted for $5 each by people in the community who want to have fun and help support two wonderful healthcare programs -- Women's Healthcare Safety Net Fund for breast cancer screening and diagnosis services and the Pediatric Tooth Fairy Fund.
Both programs were developed by Treasure Coast Community Health Foundation to provide financial assistance at-risk women and children living in our community.
"We are excited about sponsoring this event and offering our branches as adoption centers to help reach the $50,000 goal," said Cyn DeLee Dalton, senior vice president, regional retail manager/Indian River County.
Adopted ducks are released into the Indian River Lagoon at Captain Hiram's in Sebastian where they will race to the finish line where a select few lucky ducks will win prizes. The more ducks you adopt, the more you will increase your chances to win and also help to ensure the health of women and children in our community. This is a family-friendly event with food and live entertainment.
Duck adoptions can be facilitated online at duckrace.com/treasurecoast, or from March 25-May 17, duck adoptions will be facilitated at any Seacoast National Bank branch in Indian River or Brevard counties.
For branch locations and hours, visit www.seacoastnational.com.