The Dr. Paul M. Fernhoff Memorial Endowment Duck Race and Family Fun Day

We’re excited to announce that we will be holding our Duckrace FUNdraiser again this year to grow the Dr. Paul M. Fernhoff Endowment and Genetic Counselor Scholarship!

Come join us!!  Or join us in spirit by donating to the PMF Endowment fund!

The FUNDraiser involves watching (and encouraging with waterguns) the ducks race against other ducks and for FABULOUS prizes.  The Suggested donation is $5 per duck.  You do NOT have to be present to win.

The day of the duck race we will have a day filled of fun, rain or shine!  We invite everyone to bring a picnic and settle in for face painting, games, SWIMMING, tasty baked good, and, of course, a duck race!

Location:  Emory Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC)

                1946 Starvine Way, Decatur, GA 30033  


Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019 Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Donations to the PMF fund can be made via several exciting ways:

1. Donate ONLINE:

Make sure you click “Other” for the Gift Designation and put in the “Specific Designation” :  Paul M. Fernhoff Endowment Fund

Then don’t forget to email Dawn ( to tell me you donated to the fund.

2. Email/Mail/Donate in person: Send your donation to Dawn Laney via check (to Emory University) or cash (email or stop by 101 Woodruff Circle, Suite 7130, Atlanta, GA 30322)

3. Donate at the duck race!!:  We’ll be there ready and waiting for donations



What is a duck race?

The duck race is a "race" of little rubber yellow ducks into the SAAC teaching pool.  There will be multiple races -- or heats.  Each race will have many ducks that will come down a slide landing in the pool. The first 3 ducks that cross over the finish line will win their adoptive parents a prize AND go on to the final race.  Volunteer kickers and kids wielding water guns will keep the pool water moving to help the ducks "swim" across the finish line.  The suggested donation for the ducks is $5.  Each adopted duck is numbered and associated with a donor.  Winners don't need to be present but if they want to cheer on the racers and participate in Family Fun Day, they should come!

What fabulous prizes can you win in the duck race?

  • Gift cards from national chains such as Amazon and Barnes and Nobles!
  • Local business Gift Cards!
  • Fun toys!
  •  ETC.