Walk for Dog Guides helps disabled

On May 27 residents of Aldergrove are participating in the Purina Walk for Dog Guides

On May 27 residents of Aldergrove are participating in the Purina Walk for Dog Guides to help provide Dog Guides to people with disabilities.

The Aldergrove Walk is taking place at Philip Jackman Park with registration opening at noon and the Walk starting at 1 p.m.

Organized by local volunteers, the Purina® Walk for Dog Guides is truly a grassroots event. It provides community members with a fun and meaningful way to positively impact the lives of those living with disabilities locally. The Aldergrove Walk is one of 250 Walks taking place across the country this spring.

To date, more than 1,700 Canadians have received a Dog Guide at no cost because of the dedication of Walk organizers, donors, and participants.

“Everyone involved with the Purina Walk for Dog Guides plays an important role in providing Dog Guides to Canadians with medical and physical disabilities. It is amazing to see how communities come together to offer such incredible support,” says Sandy Turney, executive director, Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

One hundred per cent of the funds raised from the event go directly towards the five Dog Guide training programs at Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides: Canine Vision, Hearing Ear, Special Skills, Seizure Response, and Autism Assistance. This is all possible thanks to the generous support of the Walk’s title sponsor, Nestlé Purina PetCare, and national sponsors Fido, Twin Pro Graphics, West Jet, hlp+Partners, and Dan’s Pet Shop.

This year there are some great new contests and prizes for Walk participants, including two tickets to anywhere West Jet fly’s and pet food for one year from Nestlé Purina PetCare.  To find out how you can get involved, visit www.purinawalkfordogguides.com