“Purina Walk for Dog Guides”

Saturday, September 24, 2016     Alexandra Park Strathroy

Registration: 9:30 a.m.           Walk Starts: 10:00 a.m.

It started, with small steps, 30 years ago. That’s when the first Walk began raising funds and awareness to provide life – changing Dog Guides to Canadians with disabilities. Each year since, Lions Foundation of Canada has taken strides to support Canadians of all ages, from communities in each province and territory, by providing Dog Guides to those who need their assistance at no cost.

Today, the Purina™ Walk for Dog Guides takes place in more than 200 communities, and 100% of the money raised goes toward the six Dog Guide programs. This support goes far in offsetting the high cost of raising, training and placing a Dog Guide, which gives the gift of mobility, security and independence to Canadians with physical and medical disabilities.

The September 24th “Purina Walk for Dog Guides” is a fund raising event with all the proceeds going to the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides School in Oakville. You don’t have to have a dog to walk in this fund raising event.

Here is how you can participate in the fund raising:

FIRST: Check the walk website to find our Strathroy Walk. Click here. SECOND: Use the donation form to collect donations from friends and neighbours, in person and online.  You can also open the Registration Form on this site, print it at home right now, and start collecting sponsors. THIRD: Bring your donation form(s) and money raised with you on Saturday, August 29th, when you register at 9:30 a.m.

DONATE ONLINE NOW: Click on this blue link, fill in the blanks on the online form, hit SUBMIT, and you have made your donation. Donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt directly from Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

Giving Canadians a New ‘leash’ on Life!

Canine Vision Dog Guides

+ for people who are blind or visually impaired

Hearing Ear Dog Guides

+ for people who are deaf or hard of hearing

Autism Assistance Dog Guides

+ for people who have autism spectrum disorder

Service Dog Guides

+ for people who have a physical disability

Seizure Response Dog Guides

+ for people who have epilepsy

Diabetic Alert Dog Guides

+ for people who have type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness

If you, or someone you know may be eligible to Apply for a Dog Guide, contact us at strathroycaradoclions@bell.net.