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Vol. LXI, No. 22
October 30, 2009
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CFC ‘Derby’ Comes to Rockledge

A sunny day in October provides perfect conditions for horse racing. To move the “horses” (which were on wheels) forward, riders put their feet in the stirrups and pushed both feet up and down at the same time.
A sunny day in October provides perfect conditions for horse racing. To move the “horses” (which were on wheels) forward, riders put their feet in the stirrups and pushed both feet up and down at the same time.
Tthe CIT Band provides live entertainment. Below, tables are quickly filled during the lunch hour.
Above, the CIT Band provides live entertainment. Below, tables are quickly filled during the lunch hour.

On Oct. 8, the NIH Combined Federal Campaign held the Giddy’up Horse Derby event outside the Fernwood Bldg. NIH’ers had the opportunity to play jockey for a day as they raced one another to the finish line.

The CIT Band provided live entertainment and attendees enjoyed lunch from various vendors. The weather was perfect for horse racing and with great food and music, only the mint juleps were missing.

CIT Acting Director Jack F. Jones and Deputy Director Al Whitley were on hand to welcome everyone and emphasize the important role each individual plays in the CFC and the continued success of participating charities.

Additional photos and information about upcoming NIH CFC events are available online at http://cfc.nih.gov.

 

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