Ronald McDonald House of New York and Angel on a Leash are presenting its First Annual “Family Fun Dog Walk” to benefit therapy dogs and the children whom they help. This charity event is a 2K walk that is open to the public. Anyone interested in helping to raise funds for this charity can participate. The proceeds from this event will benefit children and their families staying at the Ronald McDonald House New York during their treatment for cancer. Funds will also go to creating therapy dogs for Angel on a Leash programs in healthcare facilities.
The Family Fun Dog Walk is being held at Riverside Park in Manhattan on Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. On-site registration will be available for a $10 donation. Registrants are provided with a customizable online donation page where they may solicit pledges toward each participant’s individual goal.
The event is being hosted by the voice of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and author of â€œAngel on a Leashâ€ David Frei. A special surprise co-host will also be attending this exciting event.
An assortment of prizes will be available to participants, and will be awarded based upon the amount of individual funds raised. Prizes from doggie toys to water bottles, to customized dog leashes and grooming sets will be awarded. The top prize includes two box seat tickets to the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show held on February 11th and 12th; your picture taken with David Frei, the host of the event; an autographed copy of David Frei’s bestselling book “Angel on a Leash: Therapy Dogs and the Lives They Touch”. Raise anywhere from $50 to over $2000 to be eligible to redeem a prize. The prize redemption table will also be open from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
Anyone who is interested in helping out children and their families, as well as the therapy dog program, can join in on this fun-filled charity even. Registrations can be taken online at www.rmh-newyork.org/dog-walk. A liability waiver is required of all Dog Walk participants.
Be sure to join Ronald McDonald House and Angels on a Leash on August 18th to support this great cause.