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DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Orlando
November 19, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM| Free
4th Annual Orlando DogFest Walk ‘n Roll to Benefit
Canine Companions for Independence
WHO/WHAT: Get ready for a tail waggin’ good time at DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Orlando, the signature national event of Canine Companions for Independence! Grab a leash and join us at Lake Lily in Maitland for lots of fun and family friendly activities, as we raise money to provide highly trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities.
WHY: Imagine not being able to pick up a pencil that dropped, open a door, or turn off a light switch. These are the challenges that people with disabilities face everyday. Now, put a Canine Companions assistance dog in the picture and everything changes. These highly trained dogs help children, adults and veterans live more independently, creating new opportunities and new possibilities. Canine Companions assistance dogs are provided free of charge, though costs exceed $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and provide ongoing support. Charitable contributions, grants, special events, and corporate support fund the substantial costs involved with this process.
WHO: All community members are invited to attend and there is no fee to participate. Participants do have the opportunity to register for the event in advance as an individual, or as part of a team, and create fundraising pages and raise money.