Radio show host Carter Mann to deliver pledged contribution in his new superhero suit
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2016) – Iron Mann is coming to Family & Children’s Place!
No, not Robert Downey Jr., but rather Carter Mann, radio host for WSFR, 107.7 The Eagle, who, donning his new tailor-made red and gold Iron Man suit, will visit the child abuse education and prevention agency on Friday, Sept. 30, to fulfill a promised donation.
“It’s going to be an adventure,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place. “All of our children are superheroes in their own rights, dealing with and recovering from trauma from violence, abuse and neglect, and they inspire us every day, but a visit by one of the world’s most recognized superheroes, just adds to the excitement.”
Earlier this year, Mann and his on-air co-host, Regular Laura, announced a plan to have an Iron Man suit constructed that he could wear for local promotions and support local causes, such as hospital visits and work with nonprofits such as Family & Children’s Place. The pair created a GoFundMe page, with the plan to raise the $3,000 cost of the suit, and to donate a percentage of funds raised, plus anything exceeding the $3,000 goal to the agency.
By May, more than 80 people had pledged funds, and the target reached through a goal-topping gift from 2011 Powerball winner and radio show fan Todd Reardon, who was excited about the idea of the suit, but also wanted to support the agency.
“It’s all about helping the kids,” Reardon said at the time of the pledge.
So, staff and some children are excited about Iron Mann’s visit Friday, Sept. 30, at 10:30 a.m., at the agency’s Family Service Center on its Fifth and Kentucky streets campus.
“Everyone is looking forward to this visit by Iron Mann,” said Darnall. “We were thrilled when we learned of the campaign to secure the suit and the plan to support our work at the same time, but we’re really looking forward to seeing Carter Mann as Iron Mann and having the chance to say thank you.”
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Family & Children’s Place protects Kentuckiana children, families and communities from abuse, neglect and exploitation, and helps move them from hurting to healing. We serve nearly 5,000 children and families annually through trauma-informed and impact-evident services. For more information about Family and Children’s Place, visit www.famchildplace.org or call 502-893-3900.