American Tobacco Duck Race To Expand to Benefit Three Groups

FOX 50ATC logoDurham Bulls American Tobacco Duck Race To Expand to Benefit Three Groups
Focus on Duke Children’s Hospital

Two of last year’s most popular events in downtown Durham are joining forces in 2010. The Great American Tobacco Duck Race, which has become an annual event, and FOX 50’s Family Fest, new last year but sure to become a fall regular, will take place together on Saturday, October 2, 2010.

Great American Tobacco Duck RaceDuring the weeks before the big race, capcom is featuring all three of the non-profits which will benefit from the event.

For our second profile, Duke Children’s Hospital.

Taking Care of Our Children
This second organization is near and dear to the heart of another CBC division, WRAL-FM MIX 101.5  Each year MIX holds a February radiothon which has begun topping the million dollar mark on a regular basis.  Now American Tobacco & FOX 50 will join in the support with a bevy of ducks rolling down the Old Bull River.

Duke Children's Hospital
The doctors at Duke Children’s Hospital are dedicated to the health and well-being of their young patients.

Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, located in Durham, N.C., is nationally ranked among the best in pediatric health care programs.  Caring for children is their number one priority, from routine check-ups and immunizations to the treatment of life-threatening injuries and illnesses.  

Duke Children’s provides hope and the most advanced health care available.

Offering innovative procedures including stem cell and bone marrow transplants as well as a variety of support services for their patients and their families, Duke Children’s cares for children from around the world.

Duke Children’s is are also a critical local resource – taking care of 60 percent of Durham’s children with more than 70 percent of patients coming from central North Carolina.  For more information please visit

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FOX 50 Family Fest

Check out the profile already posted about Explorer Post 50.

Stay tuned to capcom for profiles about the final worthy charities, the Inter-Faith Food Shutte….

Thanks to FOX 50’s Sylvia Lanier, ATC’s Valerie Ward & DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for contributions to this capcom story. Thanks to the Durham Bulls for this capcom photo.


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