Can Do Woofaroo Festival and Fundraiser Walk Is Sept. 23
The annual Can Do Woofaroo, a fundraiser to train assistance dogs, takes place Saturday, Sept. 23, in New Hope.
The event includes a one-mile fundraising walk that invites dog owners, their pets and the general public to celebrate Can Do Canines, a New Hope nonprofit that has trained hundreds of assistance dogs for people with disabilities, since its founding in 1989.
It costs about $45,000 to raise and train an assistance dog. Can Do Canines provides the animals free of charge to their eventual owners.
“We are so appreciative of the participants who will raise funds for this life-changing mission,” said Melissa Herman, event coordinator. “Our work in forming essential partnerships between these special dogs and deserving individuals is dependent on the generosity of our donors.”
In addition to the walk, the event includes music, food, assistance dog demonstrations and a dog costume contest. It takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Can Do Canines campus, located at 9440 Science Center Drive in New Hope.
The one-mile walk starts at 11 a.m. Individuals can register at www.candocanines.org/woofaroo on their own or as part of a team. The nonprofit says everyone is encouraged to collect pledges and donations toward this fundraiser.
Fundraising prizes will be awarded to those who raise certain dollar amounts, as well as to the top individual fundraiser and top fundraising team.