Friday, February 09, 2007

ACA Offers a Chance to Meet Emmanuel of EMMANUEL'S GIFT!

ACA Offers a Chance to Meet Emmanuel of EMMANUEL'S GIFT!

The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for the limb loss community!

The ACA has partnered with America Online (AOL) and invites you to join us for a preview of the film EMMANUEL'S GIFT followed by conversation with Emmanuel and the director. Lunch will be provided. For information about the documentary EMMANUEL'S GIFT, read below.

Following the screening and luncheon at the AOL Headquarters, we will be returning to the ACA office for a volunteer opportunity from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Volunteers will be assisting with a mailing appeal to raise funds for the ACA's national campaign for prosthetic coverage.

The 2007 legislative sessions are in full swing and we are working hard to advance legislation in 21 states. We need your help to keep the national momentum moving forward!

Day Event & Volunteer Opportunity

DATE: Thursday, February 15.

TIME: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

WHERE: 1436 U Street, NW, Suite #104, Washington, D.C., between 14th and 15th Street.

For those who are unable to attend during the day, please come out and show your support for prosthetic parity by helping the ACA Volunteer Night. Dinner will be provided. Thank you to those who have already RSVPed for the ACA Volunteer Night!

Evening Volunteer Opportunity

DATE: Thursday, February 15.

TIME: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WHERE: 1436 U Street, NW, Suite #104, Washington, D.C., between 14th and 15th Street.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The closest Metro is U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (Green Line). The Metro is about three long blocks to the office. The office can also be reached by several bus lines, including 52, 53, 54, 90, 92, 93, 96, 98, S1, S2 and S4.

PARKING: Reeves Center Garage. The entrance is behind the Reeves Center on U Street, just west of 14th Street across the street from Extra Storage Space. The flat rate is $7, or metered parking is available on the street.

R.S.V.P.: Please, R.S.V.P. to Jeremiah at 202/742-1885 or Specify weather you would like to attend the day event or the volunteer night.

NOTE: The day event is filling up fast, space is limited. R.S.V.P. today!

About EMMANUEL'S GIFT: Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, EMMANUEL'S GIFT tells the powerful and passionate story of a disabled orphan, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah from Ghana, who has risen above poverty and severe physical challenge to become a hero and inspiration to people around the world. His first stunning act of heroism was riding a bike across Ghana on one leg in order to change his county's negative perception of the disabled. EMMANUEL'S GIFT is a compelling story of courage and determenation about a man who had nothing, but gave everything and changed a nation and its people forever. Find out more by clicking here.


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