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Nashville, TN - K9s for Warriors

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July 09, 2013

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THE STORY:

Every 65 minutes a veteran commits suicide according to the Department of Veterans Affairs; most suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). This horrible epidemic is among the 2.4 million veterans and active duty members returning home –  184 new cases are diagnosed every single day!   K9s For Warriors rescues dogs prior to being euthanized and trains them to be service dogs for Veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. This program is 100% proven, transparent and successful!  94% of every dollar donated to K9s For Warriors goes directly to the Veteran & service dogs.  Only 6% is used on fundraising and overhead. Shari Duval, the founder and Executive Director of K9s For Warriors doesn’t receive a salary.

We hope you can you can attend our benefit on July 24, 2013 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel or if you are unable consider donating $10.00, $100.00 or what ever amount you can afford to help a Veteran with PTSD in Nashville receive a service dog from K9s For Warriors.

In 1999, Wendy Diamond founded Animal Fair Media and is a pioneer in the pet industry; merging celebrity, pop culture and animal rescue. She changed the face of the pet market and animal rescue world forever. Since she launched Animal Fair Media, the number of animals euthanized annually has dropped by 58 percent, from 12 million to 4 million this past year.

After learning  the troubling statistic that every 65 minutes a veteran struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder commits suicide, Diamond made the decision to embark on a journey to help veterans suffering with PTSD and pair them with rescued service dogs. “Veterans have fought selflessly for our freedom and it’s time that the two and four legged roll over and fight for them.”

Wendy Diamond has dedicated her new book, How To Train Your Boss to Roll Over, to all the veterans who work tirelessly and selflessly defending our freedoms. The book is an entertaining and instructional manual threaded with Wendy’s trademark levity and wit that reinterprets successful dog-training strategies for the workplace. On the tour, Wendy will encourage everyone in the work world to engage in social good and make a difference by supporting our veterans  through K9s For Warriors.

In Nashville, we will honor Alex, 27, who served in the United States Army for 6 years, and graduated from K9s For Warriors in August 2012, where he was paired with Skip, a Labradoodle. Skip was found wandering the roads in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and taken to PonteVedraBeachAnimalHospital. They tried to find his owner but no one ever claimed Skip, and he was donated to the K9s For Warriors program. At first, Alex wasn’t sure Skip was for him. He wasn’t sure that he wanted a Labradoodle, but Skip quickly won him over with his lovable personality.  Alex also learned that Skip is a magnet for the ladies – an added bonus!  Alex says Skip is the reason why he was able to eliminate prescription medications and was given the clearance from the VA to stop counseling, as Skip was the only prescription Alex needed to recover and regain his life.

Wendy Diamond will host the BARK BUSINESS 10 City Media Tour, which will feature her hilarious new book, How To Train Your Boss To Roll Over. This brand new instructional manual will promote a positive work environment and explain how to work towards making a societal difference by raising awareness and funds for the K9′s For Warrior. Our bark business benefit will celebrate our wounded veterans and rally to raise awareness and donations for our American heroes that have sacrificed selflessly for our country.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, the tour will 100% benefit K9s For Warriors. Ellen DeGeneres’ pet food company, Halo, Purely for Pets knows that natural nutrition is imperative for service dogs (and all dogs) because it ensures a long, happy life with their parents, and are on board with supporting the K9s For Warriors Bark Business Benefit Tour! American Express Open has partnered with us to empower and support Veteran small business owners. The Loews and Omni pet-friendly hotels are graciously providing the space for the Bark Business Breakfast, so we can gather, raise money, and get the bark out about K9s For Warriors!

The Bark Business Breakfast marches into Nashville on  July 24, 2013 at  7:30AM

Please join us to attend this wonderful benefit in Nashville!  If you are unable to attend you can donate as little as $10, $50, $100, $2,000, or sponsor a Veteran/Service Dog Team in Nashville for $10,000! K9s For Warriors is 100% transparent, and 94 cents of every dollar benefits the veterans! Get involved by barking about it and donating here.

Bark Business Benefit Tour in Nashville

Please join us for a patriotic breakfast to honor K9s For Warriors, meet graduates and celebrate National Service Dog Month!

Date: July 24, 2013

Time: 7:30AM

Attire: Red, White, and Blue!

Place: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel 2100 West End Ave. Nashville, Tennessee, 37203

BARK ABOUT IT – DONATE – VOLUNTEER – SHARE - GATHER YOUR TROOPS – TELL FRIENDS, CO- WORKERS & FAMILY! CREATE A FUNDRAISER!

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$22,425

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  • Music City Road Dogs

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  • Dawn L Greene

    $100

  • Teeocka Sylvester

    $50

  • Kelly Dixon

    $40

  • The Farm at Natchez Trace

    $500

  • Music City Road Dogs

    $50

  • L.Kirchner

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Devon O'Day

    $50

  • DW Garrett

    $10

  • Pat Schoffstoll

    $10

  • TANNIA BOND

    $50

  • Gerri Stewart

    $10,000

  • Laurie Meek

    $10

  • Linda Chancey

    $100

  • Steven and Melissa Boyd

    $10

  • tidy dog pet supply & salon

    $100

  • Steve Pittman

    $10

  • Elizabeth Fielding

    $20

  • Kenneth Tallier

    $100

  • Ingram Foundation

    $10,000

  • Scott Sutton

    $100

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Donor Comments

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In honor of SSG Sonny Zimmerman who was KIA in AFG almost two years ago. #neverforget 2 years ago

Scott Sutton

Scott Sutton

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Ingram Foundation

Ingram Foundation

DONATION: $10,000

4 years ago

Kenneth Tallier

Kenneth Tallier

DONATION: $100

Bark Breakfast Beautiful 4 years ago

Elizabeth Fielding

Elizabeth Fielding

DONATION: $20

Thank you. Elizabeth 4 years ago

Steve Pittman

Steve Pittman

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

tidy dog pet supply & salon

tidy dog pet supply & salon

DONATION: $100

We will never forget. We salute our brothers & sisters in arms & their k9 warriors. 4 years ago

Steven and Melissa Boyd

Steven and Melissa Boyd

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Linda Chancey

Linda Chancey

DONATION: $100

In memory of my fur friend "Garvin" 4 years ago

Laurie Meek

Laurie Meek

DONATION: $10

4 years ago