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Anthony Marquez and Jamie Hoagland announce that Bacharach’s Ability Fair is back and better than ever!

Stockton University will host Bacharach’s 4th Ability Fair on Tuesday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This year’s event features more than 60 exhibitors whose products and services improve the health and lives of adults and children with physical challenges.


According to Jamie Hoagland, Bacharach’s marketing and foundation liaison, “The Ability Fair is a great event because it focuses on a group of people, who are often overlooked – those struggling with challenges that affect their mobility and quality of life.”


Ability Fair attendees will get to see the latest power wheelchairs, meet contractors who specialize in accessible home remodeling, and check out the newest assistive devices to make their lives easier. Free 5-minute hearing screens will be conducted by Bacharach doctors of audiology.


For animal lovers, stop by and a pet a puppy being trained by The Seeing Eye organization or say hi to a therapy horse from Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center.

Jamie is grateful to vendors and sponsors who have supported the event over the past four years. “The Ability Fair has truly created a support system for individuals with physical challenges. We know from the feedback we receive that people with physical challenges, as well as their family members, find the time they spend at the event informative and rewarding.”


The Master of Ceremonies is 18-year-old Anthony Marquez, who became paralyzed two years ago in a trampoline accident.  Anthony has made tremendous strides in his recovery and is a rehabilitation advocate. He will cut the ribbon for the event and speak. Mike Braxton, an Amputee Coalition Certified Peer Volunteer and Atlantic City Police Officer, will also share his story of determination and perseverance


The Ability Fair is free, open to the public and scooter, walker and wheelchair accessible. Free brown bag lunches will be available to attendees. To learn more and to register, visit



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