Welcome to my Walk L.A. Fundraising page!
I am excited to once again be a part of the Walk L.A. in support of the mission of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Frankie and I are part of the Paws For A Cause Team, to help raise funds for the Ammerman Dog Therapy Team at Children's Hospital.
I hope you can help us reach our goal.
Any amount is greatly appreciated!!
More children receive care from CHLA than any other hospital in the region—and often CHLA comes to the rescue for children when other hospitals run out of medical options for their care. Walk LA is the walk that supports the only hospital solely dedicated to the health of children in Los Angeles.
Here are a few things I think you'd like to know:
The CHLA Dog Therapy Program provides the proven physical, emotional and social benefits of dog therapy to nearly 1200 patients each month through a dedicated volunteer roster of 125 specially-qualified human/dog teams. It is the largest and most inclusive program at a major children’s hospital anywhere.
Here's what donations fund:
$5 - One personalized patient/dog interaction (at the bedside, in rehab, during treatment).
$25 – One dog’s uniform consisting of: collar, leash, ID badge and bandana.
$50 – One volunteer’s uniform consisting of: apron and polo shirt.
$75 - A year's supply of trading cards (each dog has his/her own card and the kids collect them) and hand sanitizer for one team.
$150 – A year’s supply of everything a team needs, including full dog uniform, human uniform, trading cards and sanitizer.
$250 or $500 - Training, supervision and support provided by the dog program staff are a huge part of the program’s costs. Because they are there for teams, prospective teams, and former teams from the time of first contact until their dog retires or passes away (thereby joining our Hall of Fame memorial), donations in any amount help provide the attention needed to ensure the high standards and effectiveness of this program.
$1000 – the cost to “adopt” a single therapy dog for a year, by sponsoring all costs connected to a dog’s participation in the dog therapy program, including evaluation, vet exam reimbursement, scheduling and supervision, plus essentials like collar, leash, badge, bandana, ID badge, and supplies for special events.
Frankie and I have been part of the program for over three years now, and we've had incredible experiences. We know how much the kids, their families, and the visitors and staff at CHLA appreciate our visits.
I hope you’ll help support my fundraising efforts with a donation to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many young patients and their families. Any amount will be greatly appreciated and will help us create hope and build healthier futures for the families of Southern California and beyond.
Thank you! -- Ellen & Frankie
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