America’s VetDogs Hosts 4th Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk
Long Island event helps fund training and matching of highly trained service dogs to wounded veterans and first responders
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- Smithtown, NY (July 20, 2018): America’s VetDogs, a Long Island based not-for-profit that provides specially trained guide and service dogs to disabled veterans, is excited to host its 4th Annual Long Island Run and Dog Walk in partnership with Suez on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. The event takes place at Old Bethpage Village Restoration and proceeds will benefit the assistance dog programs of America’s VetDogs.
“The 4th Annual Long Island Run & Walk is a wonderful and vital opportunity for the Long Island community to come together and support our nation’s heroes.” says president and CEO John Miller, America’s VetDogs “It’s through the fundraising and awareness efforts of events like the Race for Vets, that we can continue to provide specially trained service dogs to veterans and first responders free of charge.”
It costs more than $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog; however, all of VetDogs’ services are provided at no charge to the individual. Funding comes from the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, businesses, and service and fraternal clubs. To learn more or to register for the race, visit LIrace4vets.Vetdogs.org
About America’s VetDogs
Since 2003, America’s VetDogs has trained and placed guide and service dogs to provide independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship to veterans with disabilities from all eras. In 2015, VetDogs opened its programs to first responders, including fire, police, and emergency medical personnel. America's VetDogs is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded by the Guide Dog Foundation and serves clients from across the United States. VetDogs relies on contributions from generous individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations to fund its mission to help those who have served our country live with dignity and independence. It costs over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog, but America’s VetDogs provides its services completely free of charge to the individual.
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