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For Immediate Release:
October 28, 2019

Media Contact:
Griselle Marino
[email protected]

Wheelchair-accessible sailboat 'The Impossible Dream' returns to Shake-A-Leg Miami

Tuesday, Oct. 29 about 11 a.m. (weather permitting)


MIAMI – The Office of Community Advocacy extends its support to Shake-A-Leg Miami, a 501(c) (3) organization, in their efforts to promote the return of the Impossible Dream, a universally accessible catamaran. Five months ago, the 60-foot catamaran embarked on a journey along the east coast of North America on their yearly mission of goodwill. On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Impossible Dream will dock at about 11 a.m. (weather permitting), at Shake-A-Leg Miami’s Marina, 2620 S Bayshore Drive. 

The Impossible Dream is dedicated to raising awareness of barrier-free design and to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through sailing. Its mixed-ability crew sailed north to New England and back stopping in vibrant coastal cities. They stopped at boating centers and schools with disability related organizations, VA’s, hospitals, and rehabs. More than a thousand people with disabilities and their family members enjoyed the magic of sailing.

“The Impossible Dream inspires people to use the water, technology and community to improve their independence and quality of life,” said Shake-A-Leg Miami’s President Harry Horgan. “The barrier-free environment can be transformational for the disabled community around the world.”

Editor’s note: Great opportunity for a noon live shot! Interviews can be coordinated. For more information, contact Griselle Marino at 305-375-1585.

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Who: Shake-A-Leg Miami, supported by the Office of Community Advocacy

What:Impossible Dream returns to Shake-A-Leg Miami

When: October 29, 2019, 11:00 a.m.

Where:Shake-A-Leg Miami, 2620 S Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL 33133.


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