Aldergrove walks for dog guides

Do you want to help change the lives of Canadians with disabilities? By participating in the Purina Walk for Dog Guides on May 29 at Philip Jackman Park you can help provide Dog Guides to people who need them in your community.

Registration will open at 12 p.m. and the Walk will begin at 1 p.m. There is no registration fee and 100 per cent of the funds raised will go towards providing Dog Guides at no cost to Canadians with disabilities.

For more information, to register for the Walk, or to donate, please visit www.puriawalkfordogguides.com.

Since 1983, Lions Foundation of Canada has provided specially trained Dog Guides at no cost to people of all ages from coast to coast. Each Dog Guide costs approximately $20,000 to raise and train yet they are provided at no cost to qualified applicants. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides does not receive any government funding and relies on the support of fundraising events and donations from service clubs, corporations, foundations, individuals across the country to continue its success.

The Foundation trains five different types of Dog Guides:

• 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;

• Special Skills Dog Guides for people with a medical or physical disability;

• Seizure Response Dog Guides for people with epilepsy;

• Autism Assistance Dog Guides for children with autism.