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Rally at the Railroad

Published on April 21, 2018
Rally at the Railroad
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/21/2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location
Florida Railroad Museum

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Saturday, April 21

Florida Railroad Museum

12 PM – 4 PM

AFF Rally 2018 postcard - side 1 - 3.20 nb

PARRISH, FLA – Gretchen and Freddie Fowler lost their son Anthony, in a tragic accident a little over five years ago. In just a couple of weeks, they will be hosting a fundraiser in lieu of his 18th birthday party, consistent with this empathetic couple’s every day mission to show gratitude.

The fundraiser — an event known as the Rally at the Railroad — will be held April 21st, 2018 at the Florida Railroad Museum located at 12210 83rd St. E. in Parrish. All funds raised at the Rally will support the 501(c)(3) organization known as the Anthony Fowler Foundation, or AFF. AFF provides educational, emotional and financial support to families who have experienced the tragic loss of a child through an accidental cause.

“Losing our son Anthony [was] the most difficult journey to ever endure. We chose to use our experiences to support a positive path for other families going through what we already have,” says Gretchen Fowler, who along with her husband, works hard to pay forward all of the love and support they received during a parent’s worst nightmare come true.

Continuing on their path of positivity, the Fowlers are making sure this fundraiser will be a great time for everyone who attends. The Florida Railroad Museum will run their full-size trains during the event, and there will be activities for people of all ages. Along with food trucks, vendors, and live music, other local organizations such as the Parrish Fire Department and the Boy Scouts will be there to share what they have to offer the community. Raffle prizes and a silent auction for a basketball signed by the host of Game Day are among additional highlights planned.

April is Donate Life Month – a fitting time to hold an event honoring the young boy who lost his life but saved seven others through organ donation.
For more information about the event, volunteering opportunities, and other ways to help, please contact Gretchen Fowler at gretchen@affinc.org.