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Contact: Scott Shanklin, Occoneechee State Park Manager, (434) 374-2210, scott.shanklin@dcr.virginia.gov

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 21, 2012

 

“Wheels for Lungs” Car and Bike Show to Benefit
Lung Transplant Research

(CLARKSVILLE, VA) – Occoneechee State Park will host “Wheels for Lungs,” a car and bike show to benefit the Lung Transplant Foundation, on Saturday, Sept. 29. In the event of rain, the show will take place Sept. 30.

 

On-site registration at the park will take place 8 – 11 a.m., with the event to be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Registration fee for show participants is $30, with all proceeds going to the Lung Transplant Foundation. The first 50 entrants will receive a commemorative dash plaque. For spectators, a parking fee of $3 applies.

 

Organizers expect a wide variety of classic cars, muscle cars, and customized bikes to participate in this inaugural benefit. This family friendly event will also feature a DJ, a moonwalk for kids, a food vendor with hotdogs and hamburgers, various other vendors, and some surprise guests.

 

Event organizer Stan Medlin explained, “After I received a double lung transplant two and a half years ago, I wanted to do something to raise more money for research.” Since he loves cars and bikes, he formulated the idea for “Wheels for Lungs.” Medlin, who has a home in Clarksville, figured that Occoneechee State Park would be the perfect site for the event. The park offers plenty of parking, as well as camping and cabins for those who want to stay overnight.

 

According to Medlin, rejection is a big problem for lung transplant recipients. The Lung Transplant Foundation engages in research to determine the cause of rejection and improve outcomes for recipients.

 

The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

 For more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.

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Pat Eastwood

PR & Marketing Specialist

Virginia State Parks

1170 Staunton Trail

Scottsburg, VA 24589

Office:   434-572-2190

Mobile: 434-471-0154

FAX:     434-572-4837


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For more information contact the Occoneechee State Park Office by phone (434) 374-2210 or email occoneechee@dcr.virginia.gov or go to www.virginiastateparks.gov