Jane Spelich via Crowdrise
September 25, 2013
BENEFITING: Canine Companions for Independence
EVENT: Akron Marathon 2013
EVENT DATE: Sep 28, 2013
Mileage Tracker: 68
Canine Companions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. There is no charge for a Canine Companions assistance dog. Individual participants in our program are not responsible for any of the substantial costs involved in the lengthy process of breeding, raising, and training each Canine Companions assistance dog. Canine Companions is funded by private contributions from individuals; gifts from businesses, civic groups, and service clubs; grants from corporations and foundations; and ongoing fundraising activities such as special events and mailings. Canine Companions trains four types of assistance dogs:
Service Teams - assist adults with physical disabilities by performing daily tasks.
Hearing Teams - alert the deaf and hard of hearing to important sounds.
Skilled Companion Teams - enhance independence for children and adults with physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities.
Facility Teams - work with a professional in a visitation, education or healthcare setting.