Paws for a Cause - Dog Therapy at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Paws for a Cause
Raising Money to Support Dog Therapy at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
At CHLA, specially trained therapy dogs spend one-on-one time with more than 1000 patients every month. Dogs visit at the bedside in nearly every unit, assist in therapy sessions, distract in waiting rooms and offer calming companionship during long treatments. In addition, the dog therapy program offers support to thousands of siblings, parents, other visitors and CHLA staff members.
The dogs and their owners are all volunteers, and the program is funded entirely through donations. We rely on the support of the community to ensure the success of this program.
Jasper and I are privileged to be a part of the dog therapy program for 4 years. We have had countless encounters where we have turned tears into smiles. If we're lucky, we get a few laughs when Jasper does some tricks for the kids. I cannot begin to tell you how rewarding this work is. It's making a difference for the kids, parents, family members, nurses, and doctors.
Here are a few ways you can support dog therapy at CHLA: •Join our Team at Walk L.A. and create your own fundraising page. You can join the walk in person, or opt to be a "Virtual Walker." •Donate to a Team Member using the list at the right and help us reach our fundraising goal.
I hope you can help support our 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, great or small, will be greatly appreciated and will help us create hope and build healthier futures for the families of Southern California and beyond.
Janice & Jasper
- See more at http://connect.chla.org/site/TR/WalkLA/WalkTeamRaiser?pg=team&fr_id=1070&team_id=1224#sthash.XjCRT1nS.dpuf
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