Dallas, TX (PressExposure) May 31, 2013 -- Who:
Carry The Load and DFW GMC Dealers
The 2000-mile, 27-day Carry The Load National Relay left West Point, NY, on April 30 and will finish in Dallas Memorial Day weekend. The journey honors America's fallen heroes and their families. Follow the relay on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CarryTheLoad.
The 20-hour Dallas Memorial Day event will honor service members and their families for the sacrifices they make.Individuals and families can join in the Memorial March at any time during the 20 hours and walk even for just a few minutes. Individuals and families do not have to carry a weighted pack.
It's a life-changing journey for participants as they walk or run as long as they can in the 20-hour period... Like the service members they honor, they carry more than they have to, longer than they think they can.
Everyone is invited to participate no matter what your fitness level or ability. Come out and enjoy the walk as long as you can. Individuals and families can participate Sunday and come back Monday for the end of the walk and the closing ceremonies.
When: Sunday, May 26th, 2013
3:30 pm - Opening Ceremonies
4:00 pm - Walk begins
Monday May 27th, 2013
9:00 am - Family Fun area opens
12:13 pm - Walk ends
12:20pm - Closing Ceremonies & Awards
Reverchon Park/Katy Trail, 3505 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
Registration is free. Participants raising $200 or more will receive a t-shirt, parking pass & 3 meal tickets for the day of the event.
DFW GMC Dealers Involvement:
In honor of Carry The Load, DFW GMC Dealers are calling all military - active duty and veterans - and friends and family! DFW GMC Dealers want people to salute a veteran or active duty military hero or first responder (fire, police, medical) by going to the DFW GMC Facebook page(or on mobile at http://woobox.com/gjjg28) and entering a "salute." If you have a story and photo to share about the person you are saluting, DFW GMC Dealers will donate an additional $5 if you post it on their Facebook wall. DFW GMC Dealers - a 2013 sponsor of Carry The Load - will donate $5 for every salute and story up to $10,000 from today through May 27, 2013.
At 3:30 on Monday, May 27,on the Main Stage, DFW GMC Dealers will present a check to Carry The Load. In May, DFW GMC Dealers have collectively donated over $117,000 in cash and media support to Carry The Load.
DFW GMC Dealers will have a VIP tent set up in Reverchon Park for people who have raised $5,000 or more for Carry The Load. The GMC tailgate trailer will be nearby- free HoffmannHotdogs (provided by- Hofmann Hots in Trinity Groves) and drinks will be available.
GMC will have another tent in the park with the new Sierra, Acadia Denali and the Terrain Denali on display and will offer chair massages to all participants free of charge.
- Bands on the main stage Sunday and Monday
- Mess Hall meals from Celebrity Chef, Blythe Beck
- Concessions from Ruthie's Rolling Cafe, Enticed, and Rusted Truck Barbecue
- Tribute Wall at the Hillwood Investments tent
- JCPenney Home tent - relax and write your tribute
- Photo booth at Start/Finish with Gold's Gym
- Catch & Release Fishing with Heroes on the Water and Texas Jr. Anglers
- Route station activities: Amegy Bank, Prestonwood, and E2M/Compatriot Capital/KDC/2M
- Route station refreshments from PepsiCo/Frito-Lay
- Zipline, Obstacle Course, Inflatable Slide, Playground and more activities in the Kids Area
- "Who are you carrying?" stories on the Katy Trail
For more information on DFW GMC, visit http://www.facebook.com/GMCDFW.
Jo Trizila, TrizCom Inc., jo@TrizCom.com, Office: 972-247-1369, Cell: 214-232-0078