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Fund Established to Help Injured Jockey Rene Douglas

| Churchill Downs Communications | 06/05/2009 #

Family and friends of jockey Rene Douglas have established a bank account to receive donations specific for the injured rider and his family. Those wishing to donate should send checks made payable to Rene Douglas in care of Citibank, 539 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

Douglas remains hospitalized at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. Fans and friends wishing to send get well cards to the six-time Arlington riding champion may do so at:

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St.
Chicago,IL 60611
Please put in care of Rene Douglas room 953

Northwest Memorial Hospital also offers an online way for fans and friends to send a card to Douglas by visiting http://www.nmh.org/nmh/greetingcards/index.htm. In addition, friends of Douglas have set up a "Rene Douglas Get Well Card" page on the social networking site Facebook where fans can send get well wishes.