Paws On A Mission Pet Therapy Program Annual Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser

2011 Paws on Parade
Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Carrier Park, Asheville, NC

 
Calling all paws to Paws on Parade!
 
ASHEVILLE, NC – Calling all dogs, dog lovers, families and friends to the Paws on Parade Annual Walk-A-Thon! Strut your mutt and join dozens of dogs and their people to raise funds for the Paws On A Mission Pet Therapy Program. First, enjoy light morning fare, then high-tail it around the Walk-A-Thon loop at beautiful Carrier Park in Asheville.
 
Now a program of the Integrative Health Department of Mission Hospital, the Paws On A Mission Pet Therapy Program was formerly known as Paws With A Purpose. Paws On A Mission is still the same great group of dedicated volunteers and their pets who provide animal-assisted activities and therapy services to individuals of all ages with physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs in healthcare facilities, community agencies and educational programs through Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) services.
 
Always ready, Paws On A Mission touches lives in our community through the healing power of pets. Therapy dogs spread smiles, comfort and love to hospital patients of all ages. With a cold nose and a furry paw, they help children and youth in local schools and community agencies reach their full potential. Pet therapy dogs lend a helping paw to anyone experiencing loneliness, isolation, or other emotional issues in a variety of setting such as extended care and correctional facilities.
 
The event is open to the public and all well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome to participate in the Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, June 11th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Carrier Park in Asheville. Want to participate? For more information or to receive the Fundraising Packet, simply contact Jade Frank by calling (828) 213-0131 or email her at jade.frank@msj.org. Rain or shine, enjoy the morning with furry friends and support the Paws On A Mission Pet Therapy Program.