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BIRMINGHAM (May 11, 2012) – The third annual Gene Clements Memorial Lucky Ducky Derby and family-friendly festival will be held Saturday, May 26 at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (12632 Confederate Pkwy., McCalla).
The event will include concessions, crafts, music, food and will conclude with a rubber duck race at the park. Ducks will be sold for $5 each throughout the day and all proceeds will benefit Children’s of Alabama, the state’s only free standing pediatric hospital.
Registration is from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The race will begin at 3:30 p.m. by the train station and will end at the bridge by the Old Country Store. A cash prize will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
Contact Cindy Clements at 205-283-0493 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The event is named after the late Gene Clements who developed the inaugural race in 2010 and passed away later that year. His wife Cindy continues his legacy by annually hosting the derby in his honor.
Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children across the state and throughout the southeastern U.S. since 1911. It is the only hospital in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. Ten of its divisions – pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, neonatology, cancer, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology—were recently ranked among the best children’s hospital programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Children’s is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet-designated hospital for excellence in nursing care. It is a private, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. A 750,000-square-feet expansion is currently under construction and will open in June. Last year, patients made more than 634,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.