Book some bandana wearing puppies
on your show today!
(Palmetto, Fla.)—This year, Southeastern Guide Dogs invites everyone to bring their friends, their dogs, and their friends’ dogs to any and all of the five exciting locations of our 2019 Walkathon events…
Starting with St. Petersburg on February 23, 2019.
While we walk the family-friendly, dog-friendly route at Vinoy Park, we’ll also be attempting to break the world record for THE MOST DOGS WEARING A BANDANA AT A SINGLE EVENT. You provide the dogs; we’ll provide the bandanas.
And we’ll be making an impact for people with vision loss and veterans with disabilities. Walkathon is the largest fundraiser of the year for Southeastern Guide Dogs, and every penny raised makes a difference for the people we serve. This year’s overall Walkathon goal is to raise $1.3 million dollars.
In addition to the 3K walk, the St. Petersburg Walkathon offers a Waggin’Tails Festival featuring a beer garden, food trucks, a doggie zone and kids’ corner, a vendor fair, live entertainment and a raffle drawing.
“Whether you raise funds for our mission or simply bring your dog to participate in the world record bandana attempt, you are making a difference,” says CEO Titus Herman. “We count on our Walkathons to help us breed, raise, train and match our world class dogs with people whose lives will be transformed with new levels of independence, freedom and hope. Join us for the fun and the mission because every dog—and every person—counts!”
Event Schedule On February 23rd in Vinoy Park:
9:00 a.m. Registration opens
10:00 a.m. 3K Walk & World Record bandana count attempt
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Waggin’ Tails Festival
Live Music/Beer Garden/Food Trucks/Vendor Fair/Doggie Zone/Kids’ Corner/Raffle Drawing
Walkathon is presented by Progressive.
Find our Fundraising Incentives here.
Here are the five 2019 Walkathon locations:
701 Bay Shore Drive NE
Suncoast (combined Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch)
Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota
Cranes Roost Park
274 Cranes Roost Blvd.
11500 Fenway South Drive
Al Lopez Park
4810 N Himes Ave
For more detailed information and to start or join a Walkathon fundraising team, go to www.guidedogswalkathon.org
About Southeastern Guide Dogs
Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. The organization employs some of the most talented and innovative scientists and trainers in the working-dog industry and operates the most advanced training facilities of any service dog organization in the world. Our experts train guide dogs, service dogs, and skilled companion dogs for people with visual impairments, veterans with disabilities, and children with significant challenges such as vision loss or loss of a parent in the military.
All of Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services—which include selective breeding and expert dog training and conditioning; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and lifetime alumni support—are provided at no cost to the recipients. The charity relies 100 percent on private donations and receives no government funding. Southeastern Guide Dogs has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies: the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International. Learn more at www.GuideDogs.org.