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I’m Shonna Franks, leader for the South County Bulldogs Team participating in the 2014 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Walk and Family Fun Day, which will take place on May 18.

This is a 5K Walk and event organized by Children and Adults with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults affected by ADHD and to reduce the stigma of ADHD.

Shonna Franks with her daughter.

Shonna Franks with her daughter.

Incredibly, one in nine children in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD. That’s at least two children for every classroom! It’s estimated 15 million people in the United States alone struggle with ADHD. It is the most common developmental disorder in children, yet you don’t hear about it much in the media.

I have started the South County Bulldogs team and will walk with others dedicated to helping individuals and families affected by ADHD.

My daughter has ADHD, my younger brother also; so I personally know the struggle of having loved ones affected by this. This event will be a lot of fun. Aside from a 5K walk, there is also going to be a resource fair, face painting, moon bounce, DJ, playground, sports challenge, obstacle course and food.

You can find our team page here, as well as donate. Here are the details on the walk and location:

  • When: Sunday, May 18th, 2014
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Where: Bluemont Park, 601 North Manchester St., Arlington, VA 22203

Donations are tax deductible, for those wishing to send checks or money orders, please make them out directly to: CHADD, Inc and put ADHD Walk/South County Bulldogs in the subject line. Checks can be mailed directly the organization as well: CHADD, Inc., 4601 Presidents Dr., Lanham, MD 20076.

Tell you family and friends about the event so that we can build a terrific team!

Thank you for any donations and consideration in joining the South County Bulldogs team! For more information, visit: http://www.chadd.org/ADHD_Walk  or contact me at: shonna.franks@yahoo.com or (443) 875-2345.

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