Paws for a Cause - Alexa Rose Kolb
Hello! I'm raising Money to Support Dog Therapy at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
My furry friend Frodo (pictured here) brings joy and comfort to children and families at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He is one great pup that brings a smile to my face and all those who meet him. To honor him and his Mom Leilani's contribution to CHLA I am raising money for the Dog Therapy Program they are members of.
Here is more info on this great program and this fundraiser:
Welcome to our Team Paws for a Cause! Our team will participate in Walk and Play LA 2018 to the benefit of the entirely donor-funded dog therapy program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The Dog Therapy Program is an integral part of CHLA's culture of exceptional, child-friendly care.
At CHLA, specially trained therapy dogs spend one-on-one time with roughly 1200 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. The dogs and their owners are all volunteers, and the program is funded entirely through donations. In addition, the dog therapy program offers support to thousands of siblings, parents, other visitors and CHLA staff members.
Dog therapy visits make the hospital a more welcoming, less frightening environment. They offer emotional and social support. And there are documented physical benefits too. Research shows that dog visits can help to lower blood pressure, decrease levels of stress hormones, calm heart and respiratory rates, increase mood-boosting endorphins, and profoundly affect a patient's experience with pain. Perhaps even more importantly, dog therapy provides the opportunity for happy moments and positive memories during what is often a difficult time.
I’m participating on Team Paws for a Cause and here are a few ways you can support dog therapy at CHLA:
•Donate to my Page to help me reach my fundraising goal
•Join our Team and create your own fundraising page
I hope you’ll join us at the walk and 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.
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