Michelle and Buffy's Personal Page
Welcome to Buffy's Walk and Play L.A. page!
Like so many things right now, including how we deliver dog therapy visits, our fundraising efforts are also virtual.
On June 12th, Buffy and I will be participating in an entirely virtual Walk and Play LA event again to raise money for the incredible Dog Therapy Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. After more than 7 years of dog therapy visits, I am so proud of this program which support tens of thousands of patients, family members, and hard-working staff every year. At CHLA, specially trained therapy dogs spend one-on-one time with more than 1400 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.
Currently, the entire program is operating virtually to maintain support for patients, their families, and the hardworking hospital staff. Patients now receive a knock at the door and an invitation to meet some therapy dogs -- who are waiting on an iPad. Each youngster can still have a personalized visit and develop a bond with a friendly, accepting furry friend. If you haven't seen it, here's a sweet peek inside just one visit.
There are many ways to help:
- Donate to my Page to help me reach my fundraising goal -- $700 for 7 years in the Dog Therapy Program.
- Join Team Paws for a Cause and create your own fundraising page for Walk and Play LA!
We hope you’ll join our Paws for a Cause team at the virtual walk and help support our fundraising efforts with a donation to dog therapy at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Any amount, big or small, will be greatly appreciated and will help bring the benefits of dog therapy to all at CHLA.