My life changed on August 23, 2014. Gretsch, our beloved family member, suddently passed from Autoimmune Hemolytic Amemia. It was devasting. It only took 48 hours and we had to say Goodbye. My heart was broken. He was my friend and went everywhere with us. He also was my running buddy. When he passed, I felt like I couldn't go out the door. I started searching online and came across a Rock and Roll Half Marathon with ASPCA as a sponsor. I could run 13.1 miles and raise money in honor of Gretsch. First year, I raised $800. The Second Year, another 13.1 miles and I raised $950. Last year, I wanted to do something a little different and found an organization called K9 for Warriors. I got a group of wonderful people together and we raised over $5000!!! Another 13.1 miles down. I was so proud and still am... This year.. I wanted to do something a little different. I thought about what really makes people and kids happy? Animals. And where do kids really need to be happy? When they are in the hospital! So I reached out to Children's Hospital of LA and found their dog therapy program! The two things I love.. KIDS and DOGS! So with another 13.1 miles set for October 29th, 2017!! Here we go!!!
My goal this year- $2500
This is what your donation will do..
“Adopt” a Dog Therapy Team—$2,500
Behind every hard-working therapy dog is an equally dedicated human handler. These
volunteers commit to at least two hospital visits a month, though many far exceed that. Before
they can start volunteering, therapy dogs and their human handlers must complete an extensive
evaluation, a thorough health exam, provide veterinary records, pass a background check and
undertake more than 15 hours of orientation and supervised training.
With a gift of $2,500, you can adopt one dog therapy team—the dog plus his or her human
handler—for a full year by covering all costs mentioned in the $1,000 level, as well as other
expenses such as veterinary records, background checks, a uniform polo shirt, apron and hand
sanitizer for the handler. You will receive a 5x7 photo of your dog therapy team and a personal
update on their adventures at the hospital.
I hope if you've read this long.. you will consider making a donation. It means the world to me and your donation will truly make a difference in so many lives!