Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Are You Up for the Challenge?

It’s May 2, and you know what that means? Eighteen days until the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community!

Susquehanna Service Dogs is one of 40 organizations participating in the Highmark Walk, and we need your help! Our goal is to raise $20,000 – the actual cost of raising and training one service dog. Are you up for the challenge?  

Each one of our service dogs is specially trained to assist their partner. SSD Snow White assists a young man who uses a wheelchair. His bedroom is on the second floor, and in order to get up and down the stairs, he uses a mechanical lift. However, in order to operate the lift, someone needs to press and hold the button at the top of the stairs. With the assistance of SSD Snow White, he can easily move between levels of the house. Snow White has learned to assist him into the lift, go to the top of the stairs and hold down the button for the entire 45 seconds it takes for the lift to reach the top. Once in his room, she turns the lights and the speakers for the TV and brings him the remote. With Snow White’s assistance, he doesn’t need to wait for someone to help him. He can move around independently.

You can make a difference in the lives of people like Snow White’s partner. Sign up today to walk for Susquehanna Service Dogs in the Highmark Walk!

Can’t make it to the Walk? Be a virtual walker! Donate now to support SSD in the Walk.

Event Details

May 19, 2012

5K starts at 9 a.m.
One-Mile Fun Walk starts at 9:15 a.m.

Harrisburg Area Community College
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Begins at 7:45 a.m. the day of the event

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