*WHO: *David Garrard, quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars, will be at Nemours Children's Clinic on Tuesday, November 9 and be available for interviews at 3:45 p.m. along with Nemours physicians from the Division of Gastroenterology.
WHY: David Garrard was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2004 and aims to increase awareness of the disease and encourage others struggling with the illness. In recognition of "CCFA (Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America) Sunday" at EverBank Field on November 14, the David Garrard Foundation is giving families living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) an opportunity to meet the quarterback and be inspired by his story. Garrard and Nemours physicians will provide helpful information on the disease and show kids that their condition should not be an obstacle for their dreams and aspirations.
*WHEN: *Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville
807 Children's Way, Jacksonville, FL
*INTERVIEWS: *David Garrard, quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Dr. Jonathan Evans, pediatric gastroenterologist
CONTACT: Jarrod Cady Heather Surface
(407) 427-0827 (904) 588-4140
Nemours, one of the nation's leading pediatric health systems, is dedicated to achieving higher standards in children's healthby offering a spectrum of clinical treatment, research, advocacy, and educational health and prevention services extending to all families in the communities it serves. Starting with Alfred I. duPont's bequest over seventy years ago, Nemours has grown into a multi-dimensional organization offering personalized clinical and preventive care focused on children.
Nemours owns and operates the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware and major children's specialty clinics in Delaware(Wilmington), Florida(Jacksonville, Orlando and Pensacola), Pennsylvania(Philadelphia, Lancaster and Newtown Square) and New Jersey(Egg Harbor Township and Voorhees). Nemours will establish a new full-service children's hospital in Orlandoin 2012. Nemours&39; award-winning website, KidsHealth.org, is the #1 most-visited site in the world for pediatric health information.
Nemours employs over 4,100 individuals, including 430 pediatric physicians, specialists and surgeons who cared for almost a quarter of a million children in 2009. The organization's goal is to align with parents, physicians, community leaders, children's advocates and elected officials to ensure optimal wellness for every child. For more information about Nemours, please visit www.nemours.org.
About the David Garrard Foundation
Established in 2009 by NFL Quarterback David Garrard, the David Garrard Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization that aims to support children diagnosed with Crohn's & Colitis and children who have a parent battling Breast Cancer. The foundation also promotes healthy, active lifestyles for today's youth. For additional information, visit www.davidgarrardfoundation.org.